Friday, August 1, 2008

The Mamas and The Papas

Although several teenagers qualified for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim, there are 2 mothers and 3 fathers who also qualified for the historic event. We previously reported incorrectly that there was only one father (Petar Stoychev) and two mothers (Angela Maurer and Edith van Dijk).

However, in addition to Petar, Angela and Edith who are all pulling double-duty as parents and world-class athletes, the top open water swimmer from the Czech Republic Rostislav Vitek (shown on left) and France's Gilles Rondy are also proud fathers of young children.

A French-language interview of Rondy is here.

Photo by Javier Blazquez of Edith with her daughter after winning a bronze medal in the 25K World Open Water Championships in Seville.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for wrting this correction article.