‘I treated the birth like a mini-Olympics’: the Team GB mothers going for gold at the Paris Games

<div><p>Once motherhood spelled the end of a sporting career. But more mums than ever are taking part in this year’s Olympics and Paralympics (the village even has a nursery for the first time). How do they do it?</p><p><em>Nekoda Smythe-Davis</em><em> is a </em><em>Commonwealth gold </em><em>medal-winning </em><em>judoka </em><em>(judo expert) who has won </em><em>silver and bronze at the World Championships</em><em> and </em><em>represented Great Britain at the 2016 Olympics</em><em>.</em></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/article/2024/jun/01/i-treated-the-birth-like-a-mini-olympics-the-team-gb-mothers-going-for-gold-at-the-paris-games">Continue reading...</a></div>

Once motherhood spelled the end of a sporting career. But more mums than ever are taking part in this year’s Olympics and Paralympics (the village even has a nursery for the first time). How do they do it?

Nekoda Smythe-Davis is a Commonwealth gold medal-winning judoka (judo expert) who has won silver and bronze at the World Championships and represented Great Britain at the 2016 Olympics.

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Once motherhood spelled the end of a sporting career. But more mums than ever are taking part in this year’s Olympics and Paralympics (the village even has a nursery for the first time). How do they do it?

Nekoda Smythe-Davis is a Commonwealth gold medal-winning judoka (judo expert) who has won silver and bronze at the World Championships and represented Great Britain at the 2016 Olympics.

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