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Ona Carbonell on maternity, breastfeeding, and balance in life since becoming a mother

The two-time Olympic medallist in artistic swimming competed at the Tokyo 2020 games in 2021 just a year after her first son Kai was born. Now, about to give birth to her second child, the Spaniard tells Olympics.com reporter Lorena Encabo about the challenges she has faced as a mother and an elite athlete. Breastfeeding and the mental approach have been the hardest things, Carbonell shares, but also reveals that being a mother has made her "less obsessed" in training, and keen to inspire others: "This has been the most wonderful thing of my life in every sense and I’m very glad that I’m able to help." Watch for more from the three-time Olympian and 2009 synchro world champion, who is the subject of a new documentary and is now a role-model in the fight for equality and facilities for women to return to work.

Ona Carbonell on maternity, breastfeeding, and balance in life since becoming a mother

The two-time Olympic medallist in artistic swimming competed at the Tokyo 2020 games in 2021 just a year after her first son Kai was born. Now, about to give birth to her second child, the Spaniard tells Olympics.com reporter Lorena Encabo about the challenges she has faced as a mother and an elite athlete. Breastfeeding and the mental approach have been the hardest things, Carbonell shares, but also reveals that being a mother has made her "less obsessed" in training, and keen to inspire others: "This has been the most wonderful thing of my life in every sense and I’m very glad that I’m able to help." Watch for more from the three-time Olympian and 2009 synchro world champion, who is the subject of a new documentary and is now a role-model in the fight for equality and facilities for women to return to work.