07/25/2012 04:41 pm ET Updated Jul 27, 2012

Tayyiba Haneef-Park, Indoor Volleyball Player, On Being An Olympic Mom [VIDEO]

By Danielle Elliot

Three-time Olympian Tayyiba Haneef-Park saw her pregnancy as a much-needed “vacation” from the U.S. women’s indoor volleyball team. The time off to welcome son AJ, now 2, reinvigorated her love of the game. After taking silver in 2008, Haneef-Park and Team USA are expected to have a gold-medal rematch against Brazil.

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