Being a mom is hard. Being an Olympic athlete is hard. So you may be asking yourself how in the heck being both is even possible. But the truth is that a determined woman can do freaking anything. Here are seven super moms who are competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Get inspired.
1. Dana Vollmer
Dana Vollmer is a four-time gold medalist who returned to swimming after giving birth to son her Arlen just last year. In 2012, she won two gold medals and broke two world records. Since giving birth, the new mom has already picked up a silver and bronze medal in Rio. According to her website, she calls herself a "momma on a mission."
2. Oksana Chusovitina
At age 41, Oskana Chusovitina is the oldest female gymnast in history. She's currently competing in her 7th Olympic games. The superstar vaulter has a 17 year-old son who's the same age as many of her competitors. Totally bad ass.
3. Kerri Walsh Jennings
Kerri Walsh Jennings has three gold medals and three kids. Yes, that body had three kids. The beach volleyball star admitted she was even in the early stages of pregnancy when she won the gold in 2012. Kerri told NBC that she'd love another gold medal and another baby, adding, “I feel like I was born to have babies and play volleyball.”
4. Nia Ali
Nia Ali is competing in the Olympics for her first time this year, in the 100-meter hurdles event. Ali has a one-year-old son named Titus, whose dad—get this—is also an Olympic track star. Talk about some awesome genetics. That's going to be one fast baby.
5. Kristin Armstrong
Cyclist Kristin Armstrong made her fourth Olympic appearance this year. When she won the gold in 2012, she brought her son Lucas to pose on the podium with her, resulting in this adorable family photo.
6. Chaunte Lowe
Chaunte Lowe is a mom competing her fourth Olympics this year. The track and field star has a husband, two daughters, and insane abs. You can catch her participating in the Women's High Jump on August 18th.
7. Barbora Špotáková
Barbora Špotáková is a three-time Olympian from the Czech Republic who is the current champion and world record holder in track and field. Back in 2013, Barbora competed in the European Athletics Championship only 113 days after giving birth to her son Janek. She breastfed just seconds before her javelin throw, and she won. This year, at age 35, she'll be defending the gold medals she won in 2008 and 2012.