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World-Class Moms: Meet The 10 Mothers On The U.S. Olympic Team

Aug. 04, 2016, 3:10 p.m. (ET)

Being a mother is said to be a full-time job; so is being an Olympian. The thought of trying to be both would sound like a daunting task to most people.

These 10 Olympic athletes have proven that they can excel in both roles. Meet the 10 Team USA moms who are going for gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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1. Nia Ali, Track and Field

Ali won gold in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2014 indoor world championships. Two years later, she won gold for a second time with her son Titus, born May 8, 2015, watching from the stands. Ali will compete in the 100-meter hurdles in Rio at her first Olympic Games. Titus' father, Michael Tinsley, will also compete in Rio in the 400-meter hurdles.

2. Kristin Armstrong, Cycling

Armstrong married her husband, Joe Savola, in 2007, and the couple welcomed their son, Lucas, into the world on Sept. 15, 2010. Armstrong won her second Olympic gold medal two years later in London, where she was joined on the podium by her son, and will make her fourth Olympic appearance in Rio.

3. Gwen Berry, Track and Field

After serving as an alternate at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Berry will make her official Olympic debut competing in hammer throw in Rio. Berry has one son, Derrick.

4. Kelly Griffin, Rugby

Griffin won silver at the 2015 Pan American Games with the women's rugby team and will be a part of the Olympic debut of women's rugby in Rio. She and wife, Ashley, have two children, Quinn and Connor.

5. Chaunte Lowe, Track and Field

Lowe married former Florida State triple jumper Mario Lowe on Aug. 21, 2005. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Jasmine, into the world in July 2007. Lowe gave birth to her second daughter, Aurora, in 2011 and her first son, Mario Josiah ("MJ) in August 2013. Rio marks Lowe’s fourth Olympic appearance. 

6. Brittney Reese, Track and Field

Three-time Olympian Reese won gold in the long jump at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She adopted her godson, Alex (8), earlier this year.

7. Kim Rhode, Shooting

Rhode is headed to her sixth Olympic Games and is in content to become only the second athlete to medal at six straight Games. After qualifying for Rio, she became the first American to qualify for the Olympics on five different continents. Her son, Carter, was born on May 13, 2013. 

8. Enkelejda Shehaj, Shooting 

Shehaj competed for Albania — her native country — at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. This will be her first time competing for the United States at the Olympics. Shehaj lives in Naples with her husband and their two daughters.

9. Dana Vollmer, Swimming

A four-time gold medalist, Dana Vollmer thought she was done after winning three golds in London four years ago. After giving birth to son, Arlen, on March 6, 2015, she returned to the sport and qualified for Rio.

10. Kerri Walsh Jennings, Beach Volleyball 

Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has the opportunity to become beach volleyball's most decorated Olympian in Rio. Already with three gold medals to hern ame, Walsh Jennings and husband/fellow beach volleyball player Casey Jennings are parents to sons Joseph (7) and Sundance (6), and a daughter, Scout (3).

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Nia Ali

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Kristin Armstrong

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Gwen Berry

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Kelly Griffin

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Chaunté Lowe

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Brittney Reese

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Kim Rhode

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Enkelejda Shehaj

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Dana Vollmer

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Kerri Walsh Jennings

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