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Mommy’s medal: Nia Ali, mother of 2, closes worlds with hurdles title

/ 02:34 PM October 07, 2019
Nia Ali

USA’s Nia Ali walks with her children after winning the Women’s 100m Hurdles final at the 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha on October 6, 2019. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

DOHA, Qatar — It’s no big leap to say Nia Ali had her hands full Sunday night — with one kid in her arms, another on her hip and a gold-medal ceremony on her schedule.

And that was after the race.

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The American put an exclamation point on a world championships that any mother could love, adding her name to the list of title-winning moms at these games by pulling an upset in the 100-meter hurdles.

“It’s been such an inspiration to see everyone come together and feed off each other,” Ali said.

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Her two kids, 4-year-old son Titus and 16-month-old daughter Yuri, came down from the stands to share the victory lap. With the American flag wrapped around her back, Ali cradled Yuri in her arms while Titus skipped, danced and jumped along the outside of the track.

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