The Mummyfique team has caught the Olympic fever! Inspired by the athletes and their amazing accomplishments, we wanted to pay tribute to a group of men who aren’t just great sportsmen but who are loving dads as well. This list highlights our six favourite dad crushes who manage to balance competing at the highest level with family life.
1. Michael Phelps
Swim king Michael Phelps is daddy to three-month old Boomer. Having won 24 Olympic medals — 19 of which are gold — you’d think that winning would be the best feeling in the world, but according to Phelps, nothing beats having little Boomer fast asleep on his chest. The decorated swimmer won five gold medals and one silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics, missing out on the 100m butterfly gold when he lost to Singapore’s very own Joseph Schooling. He has said he will retire after the 2016 Rio Olympics to spend more time with his family and his young son.
Look out for Boomer in our Trendy Tot Tuesday story tomorrow!
2. David Boudia
The American diver married wife Sonnie Brand in 2012 and together they have daughter Dakoda. The looker’s feed is filled with family and dad moments including our favourite picture where he performed synchronised snacking (see below) with his gorgeous wife. Boudia won a silver medal for the USA in the 10m synchronised diving event at the Rio 2016 Olympics together with partner Steele Johnson.
3. Jordan Burroughs
The wrestler is a dedicated athlete but he’s just as passionate about his kids Beacon and newborn daughter Ora. Burroughs is a loving father, spending time with his children and even taking them to work. He won the gold medal for freestyle wrestling at the 2012 Olympics in London and is getting ready to defend his title at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
4. Carmelo Anthony
Standing at 2.03m tall, Carmelo Anthony is an American basketball star who plays for the New York Knicks. The gentle giant married actress and radio personality Alani Nicole (LaLa) Anthony and is dad to son Kiyan. He is part of the USA’s basketball team at the Rio Olympics that has progressed to the quarter-finals, with many expecting them to take the gold medal home.
5. Tony Azevedo
Brazilian-born Tony isn’t just the USA’s water polo team captain, but the brainy athlete is also a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in International Relations. He married Mexican-born Sara and together they have three year old Cruz. Cruz already seems be following in father’s footsteps in the water which is unsurprising given that he comes next in a long line of water polo legends (Tony’s dad, Ricardo Azevedo was on the Brazilian national water polo team)!
6. Andy Murray
2016 has been a great year for tennis star Andy Murray. Murray became a dad for the first time in February 2016, when he welcomed his daughter Sophia Olivia with wife Kim Sears. He reportedly took two weeks off after Sophia was born to spend time with the little one but it does not seem to have affected his performance one bit. Not only did he triumph over Milos Raonic to win Wimbledon back in July, Murray is also the newly crowed Olympic champion in the men’s Tennis single event.
For last week’s dad crush Monday, click here.