US Marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk Fought for Right to Bring Her Breastfeeding Baby to Tokyo Olympics – and She Did It

United States marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk pushed to bring her 5-month-old breastfeeding daughter Zoe to the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. As in her sporting endeavors, she triumphed.

Sportswoman Aliphine Tuliamuk cried when she found out that she couldn’t bring her beloved baby with her to the Tokyo Olympics. She managed to transform those tears into power.

U.S. marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk and her fiancé Tim Gannon spending time with their 5-month-old daughter Zoe.  | Source: instagram.com/aliphineU.S. marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk and her fiancé Tim Gannon spending time with their 5-month-old daughter Zoe.  | Source: instagram.com/aliphine

U.S. marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk and her fiancé Tim Gannon spending time with their 5-month-old daughter Zoe. | Source: instagram.com/aliphine

Tuliamuk was put in a challenging position when she found out that family members couldn’t accompany athletes to the sporting event due to COVID-19 restrictions. This also applied to her baby girl. 

“I had been putting off thinking about Zoe not coming to Tokyo with me for a while now, but I had to start…. and I have cried a lot since.” 

Beyond sending a letter to the International Olympic Committee, the sportswoman took to Instagram, where she raised her voice in front of the online world. The post partially read:

The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee eventually reevaluated these rules. They then released a statement stating that breastfeeding children would be permitted to join the athletes if necessary.  

Tuliamuk stated that Zoe is still breastfeeding. However, she accepted that leaving her alone for ten days wouldn’t harm her baby, although she expressed that it would completely break her heart.

Just like Tuliamuk, women in sports have a habit of inspiring through their dedication to balancing their lives as mothers and athletes. University of Arizona coach Adia Barnes is just one such example. 

[Bindi Irwin] expressed that for her,… [breastfeeding] was a beautiful… experience.

Pandemic restrictions have also brought joy into the sportswoman’s life. She and her fiancé Tim Gannon used the extra time from the 2020 Olympic’s postponement to bring Zoe into the world.

Just as with Rowe, Bindi Irwin has chosen not to hide away when it comes to breastfeeding. The conservationist opened up about her nursing experience with her baby daughter, Grace.

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