Olympians' Family: 6 Olympians Whose Parents Split

The Family Drama These Olympians Endured

We all cheered when Michael Phelps won his 22nd Olympic medal on Saturday and when Gabby Douglas won the women's all-around title in gymnastics with a beaming smile last Thursday.

But some were likely cheering a little bit harder for the athletes -- namely, their single parents and stepparents.

Click through the slideshow below to read 6 heartwarming stories of competing U.S. Olympians who succeeded despite family adversity.

Michael Phelps

Olympians With Single Parents

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