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How did mom influence your athletic career?

Updated: May 11, 2012, 1:30 PM ET
By espnW

Recently espnW asked its 21,000-plus Twitter followers how their mothers influenced them as athletes, and the responses ranged from hilarious to heartwarming. Whether you are an Olympian or were your high school's blooper-prone backup centerfielder, it's clear that it was often mom who made you believe in yourself -- and, oh yeah, bought your sneakers, shuttled you to practice and braided your hair. In no particular order, here are our 10 favorite responses, plus a few from the pros.

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