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May 10 Mother’s Day 2022: The great athletes who are also great moms


They broke schemes and opened new horizons. Recent history is full of champions and great figures who successfully combined elite sports and motherhood.

Being a high-performance athlete and being a mother was for a long time an unattainable desire. Many athletes postponed motherhood until the end of their sports career. However, for some years the situation has been different.

Great athletes broke that “barrier” and they showed that it is possible to return to high-performance sports and enlarge their sports legacy after becoming mothers.

athletes like Allyson Felix, Serena Williams and Alex Morgan They have become world references, because after becoming pregnant they continued to be part of the elite in the sports world.

And what better way to take advantage of the Mother’s Day to honor and remember those athletes who have managed to combine motherhood with high performance sports, or in turn leaving an indelible mark on society.

Serena Williams

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American tennis player and former number one in the world, Serena Williamswas a mother on September 1, 2017 when she reigned in world tennis.

He was away from the tracks for a few months to dedicate his time to his daughter Alexis Olympiabut with the challenge of returning to the courts as soon as possible to regain his throne in white sport.

Upon her return, Serena won the title at Auckland 2020 and was runner-up in four Grand Slams: US Open 2018 and 2019, Wimbledon 2018 and 2019.

Lorraine Ochoa

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Retired from the sport since 2010, the Guadalajara and former number one in women’s golf, Lorraine OchoaHe is without a doubt a world legend.

Her talent and discipline led her to be the best golfer in the world for 158 weeks, reaching the podium 27 times on the international golf circuit. LPGA tour.

In 2011 she had her first child. She no longer competed in high-performance sports, but as a mother and sports figure she has left her mark on girls and boys, also helping many children with the creation of the Lorena Ochoa Foundation.

Allyson Felix

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The American athlete is used to traveling around the world to be able to participate in different competitions. But the 2020 Tokyo Olympics They were the first she lived since she became a mother.

In that Olympic event, she won the bronze medal in the 400 meters and set the record of 10 Olympic medals, a mark that no woman had achieved in athletics, and she shared that achievement virtually with her little girl. Camrynthis due to the pandemic COVID-19. Days later she also won gold in the women’s 4×400 relay.

Maialen Chourraut

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It is a unique story. The kayaker Spanish had just won a bronze medal in the Olympic Games from London 2012, and some time later she set herself the challenge of being a mother and proclaiming herself an Olympic champion in her specialty.

Chourraut gave birth in 2013, months later she continued her training, qualified for the next Olympic event and, to everyone’s surprise, was proclaimed Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro 2016in the test of slalom K-1.

Alex Morgan

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The American soccer player was a mother at the beginning of the year 2020. Her daughter was born Charlie Helena Carrasco and just six months later he returned to the fields to compete in high-performance football. He did it hand in hand Tottenhamdebuting in this club of the Women’s Premier League.

Morgan It is a history of women’s soccer. She has been twice world champion with the United States senior team and also has that gold medal in the London 2012 Olympics.

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Topics

  • Mother’s day
  • Allyson Felix
  • Serena Williams
  • Alex Morgan

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