TODAY   |  October 28, 2013

Sochi Olympic hopefuls honor their moms

Four world-class athletes hoping to compete at the Sochi Winter Olympics – Lindsay Vonn, Evan Lysacek, Julie Chu and Taylor Lipsett –  are joined by their mothers on TODAY. The athletes explain reveal how their moms always supported them in their quests for success.

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>> is unbelievable.mhom to be here?

>> it's been amazing. p&g and the thank you mom program is unbelievable.om to be here?

>> it's been amazing. p&g and the thank you mom program is unbelievable.to be here?

>> it's been amazing. p&g and the thank you mom program is unbelievable. they are the stars. we got to take about our stories and these guys behind the line that don't get the credit are really the stars of our olympic dreams . i have a mom is that unbelievable.

>> you were diagnosed with brittle bone disease when you were born and a lot of parents would not have said it's okay for you you to become an olympic athlete. what was different about your mom?

>> she never held me back, never said i couldn't do anything. quit and don't and no really didn't exist in our vocabulary. so she just encouraged me to go for my dreams and is he might have hidden in her eyes every now and then. but here we are.

>> and evan, how about you. gold in vancouver temperatu.e till me about your mom's influence.

>> she's been instrumental and i'm so pleased to be here. not only celebrating our olympic achieveme achievement, but our goals f s fos for so he which sochi.

>> do you even look when she's going 70 miles per hour?

>> i have to watch her. but it's very hard, yes.

>> will you all be making the trip?

>> yes.

>> see you all in sochi as they say. congratulations and good luck to the athletes. good luck to the moms. we appreciate it.

>> good to see you.

>>> and by the way, tomorrow on "today," we'll celebrate 100 days to the olympic winter games . and our coverage of those owe wlem pi olympic games starts on february 6 .