Gold Medal Families
Available on iTunes
The Olympics are the pinnacle of success for athletes in many sports, and the competitors spend years training to participate in the two-week competitions. This series shows what some athletes go through to prepare to take part in the Summer Games, including personal and economic sacrifices made by the athletes and their families. After winning gold in 2012, gymnast Aly Raisman hopes to return to the top of podium. Diver Steele Johnson and his family have invested everything, both emotionally and financially, in Johnson's attempt to make it to his first Olympics. Boxer Jajaira Gonzalez is looking to continue her family's tradition in the sport. Diver Jordan Windle's parents have left lucrative jobs to help him achieve his dream. Rhythmic gymnast Nastasya Generalova often attends competitions alone because her single mother can't afford to travel with her. Swimmer Sean Grieshop must overcome his coach's resignation to make it to the Olympics.