U.S. Olympic hopefuls are competing in Rio de Janeiro while the Zika virus is being closely monitored, six months ahead of the first Olympics in South America.
In the last week of January, wrestlers competed in an Olympic test event at the Games venue.
“It’s part of traveling,” World champion Adeline Gray said in Rio. “This is something that the people of Brazil have to deal with on a daily basis. The fact that I’m only here for a short time. It’s not really fair for me to freak out about it to that extent. I think if I was planning to have a child in the next month, I would be extremely uneasy about this.”
“I’m just trying not to think about it,” 2013 World bronze medalist Alyssa Lampe said in Rio. “I’m sure if I really thought about the consequences, it would bother me. I’m just trying to focus on wrestling.”
U.S. divers compete in Rio in an Olympic qualifying event next week.