Known as "Six Feet of Sunshine," Kerri Walsh is participating in her fourth Olympic Games alongside her beach volleyball partner Misty May-Treanor. The mom of two — Joey, 3, and Sundance, 2 — has already won two gold medals, but this is her first Olympic appearance since becoming a mom (she learned she was pregnant with Joey weeks after her last Olympic win). Walsh says her boys — who star in the ad campaign for Pampers Olympics-themed diapers — are inspiring her this time around:
I'm so committed to my career and to winning gold with Misty. We want this so badly, and my children just make me want it even more. I want to make them proud. I want to do it as a mom. . . . As an athlete specifically, I feel like they've made me tougher. I'm so inspired. I am so determined to be the best I can be so I can be a great example for them."
Sources: Twitter user kerrileewalsh and Getty