We love how the Olympian mom celebrated her silver medal win with her 15-month-old son, Titus.
Olympian Nia Ali is proof that mothers always want to share their happiness with their children. The 27-year-old New Jersey native won the silver medal in the women’s 100-meter hurdles during the Olympic games in Rio, alongside American athletes Brianna Rollins and Kristi Castlin who took gold and bronze, for the first-ever track event sweep for Team USA’s women. It’s an incredible feat to say the least—and let’s not forget that Nia just gave birth 15 months ago!
But the most beautiful thing about this story isn’t the fact that Nia dominated the competition so soon after delivering her baby, it’s that she chose to share her moment with him. Nia picked up her son and carried him with her during her victory lap.
The athlete also tweeted out a single word after her finish: “Whoa!”
Nia and her son Titus may have provided one of the more emotional moments of the games, but she’s not the only mother competing in Rio. According to the U.S. Olympic Committee, Nia is one of 10 moms on the team. (Did you see cyclist Kristin Armstrong win gold with her son Lucas watching at the finish line?)
Nia’s son Titus seems to have running in his blood: His father Michael Tinsley also competed in Rio in the 400-meter hurdles event. Time will tell if Titus follows in his parents’ (extremely fast) footsteps and achieves another round of Olympic glory, but for now, one thing is clear: Boomer (son of swimmer Michael Phelps, of course) is not the only cute baby to look out for on the Olympic sidelines!