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Two American archers said on Saturday they were free to choose whether or not they get vaccinated against COVID-19, after a U.S. Olympic swimming gold medal prospect who declined the vaccine was widely criticized on social media.

“It’s 100% a personal choice, and anyone that says otherwise is taking away people’s freedoms,” Brady Ellison, the world’s No. 1 and one of the top medal hopes at Olympic archery, said on the competition sidelines.

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