Most believe that success starts at home--which means that many of today's Olympian athletes owe quite a lot of gratitude to their parents! Between the training, the injuries, and all of the other highs and lows, bringing up a superstar athlete can't exactly be easy.  That's why the promotional campaign "Raising an Olympian" is so amazing--it pays thanks to all those moms who helped their now-champion medalists get to where they are today. 

Featuring some of our favorite Latino athletes, like Ryan Lochte, Diana Lopez, and several others, the videos are a touching tribute to the ever important relationship between a child and their mom. Check them out below to see moving family moments between a few super talented Olympians and their equally amazing mothers:

What do you think of these Olympians and their moms? Tell us in the comments below!

5 Latino Olympians and their inspiring moms!

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Diana Lopez

Ondina Lopez, who only speaks Spanish, is the mom of THREE Tae Kwon Do Olympians--Diana and her brother, Steven and Mark Lopez. Mami Lopez says she remembers Diana always wanting to do exactly what her siblings were doing. "That's the sport she wanted to do," she says, "so I treated her just like her brothers." 

 

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Michelle Regalado is a Staff Writer at MamásLatinas. She loves reading, travel, pop culture, and writing about anything and everything.

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I am wondering why John Orozco is not in this list. 

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