How 7 Moms of Olympians Cope with Their Nerves!

The nerves! The excitement! Can you imagine having a child competing in the Olympic Games? We asked seven moms we met in London how they cope with their "game day willies" (8 Photos)

Kelly Wallace on Aug 7, 2012 at 10:48AM

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How 7 Moms of Olympians Cope with Their Nerves!

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Ashton Eaton's Mom

Roslyn Eaton, mom of gold medal decathlon favorite Ashton Eaton:

"I hold my breath really, especially for the 100-meter, that’s the first event out of 10, and that's the most nerve-wracking for me and then it dissipates a little until the long jump. And then after the long jump, I pretty much have a feel for how the competition is going. I hold my breath a lot, I rock back and forth, you know, I pray, I am doing everything I can do, really. I mean what is it that we wouldn’t ever do for our children?"



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