Nancy Kerrigan - with her mother Brenda (1994) - SI's Rare Photos of Sports Figures and Their Moms - Photos - SI.com

Nancy Kerrigan - with her mother Brenda (1994) - SI's Rare Photos of Sports Figures and Their Moms - Photos - SI.com

Michelle Kwan and her mother, Estella.

Michelle Kwan and her mother, Estella.

Sarah & Emily Hughes with their mother Amy, a breast cancer survivor at SFH 2013 Photo courtesy of Caitlin Klingbeil. See Skate for Hope website http://www.skateforhope.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AboutUs

Sarah & Emily Hughes with their mother Amy, a breast cancer survivor at SFH 2013 Photo courtesy of Caitlin Klingbeil. See Skate for Hope website http://www.skateforhope.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AboutUs

Olympic figure skating champion Dorothy Hamill and her daughter, Alexandra Forsythe.

Olympic figure skating champion Dorothy Hamill and her daughter, Alexandra Forsythe.

Wearing their 2014 Olympic Gold, Meryl Davis and Charlie White thank their moms.

Wearing their 2014 Olympic Gold, Meryl Davis and Charlie White thank their moms.

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the USA are in a familiar place after the short program of Olympic ice dancing -- first.

Brennan: It's all over but the kiss'n and cry'n in ice dance

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the USA are in a familiar place after the short program of Olympic ice dancing -- first.

Laurence Owen May 9, 1944- February 15, 1961  Hall of Fame American figure skater. She was the 1961 U.S. National Champion and represented the United States at the 1960 Winter Olympics, where she placed 6th. Owen died, along with her mother, sister and the entire United States Figure Skating team, in the crash of Sabena Flight 548 en route to the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships.

Laurence Owen May 9, 1944- February 15, 1961 Hall of Fame American figure skater. She was the 1961 U.S. National Champion and represented the United States at the 1960 Winter Olympics, where she placed 6th. Owen died, along with her mother, sister and the entire United States Figure Skating team, in the crash of Sabena Flight 548 en route to the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships.

2014 Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner and her mom.

Athletes and their moms

2014 Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner and her mom.

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