American bobsledder Lolo Jones had to deal with a bout of illness before her competition in Sochi.
Jones tweeted Monday that she had just been released from a quarantine room in the Olympic Village, and U.S. bobsled spokeswoman Amanda Bird confirmed Jones exhibited cold and flu symptoms, according to The Associated Press.
Just released... been in quarantine room in Olympic village.Single room was nice just wish I had one of those stray dogs to keep me company—
Lolo Jones (@lolojones) February 10, 2014
Bird said the move to separate Jones was precautionary.
U.S. ice dancer Alex Shibutani joked on Twitter that he wouldn’t let the sick Jones get anywhere near him.
Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) February 10, 2014
Jones will race with Jazmine Fenlator in USA-3 on Feb. 18. Jones is just the ninth American athlete to compete in both the summer and winter Olympic Games.