Olympians' Family: 6 Olympians Whose Parents Split

08/06/2012 06:55 pm ET | Updated Aug 06, 2012

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.

Olympians With Single Parents

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