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Olympic Moms Pt. 1: Judy Armstrong

The summer games get underway this Friday in London, and as a salute to our B.C. athletes -- and their families -- we've decided those cheering from below the podium, in our series "Olympic Moms."
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(Left) Shot putter Dylan Armstrong celebrates after winning a silver medal at the world track and field championships. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images) (Right) Dylan Armstrong's world-leading toss of 22.21 metres at the national championships this summer set a new Canadian record. (Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images)

At 6'4", 345lbs, Dylan Armstrong is an imposing presence.

On August 3rd, the Kamloops native hopes to muscle his way onto the podium at the summer Olympics in London.

In Beijing, Armstrong missed the bronze medal by one-quarter of a centimetre, then in 2011 became the world leader in shot put with a throw of 22.21 meters. Later that year he took home Canada's only medal at the IAAF World Championships in South Korea.

His mom, Judy will be in London to cheer him on, and if all goes according to plan, she'll watch him pick up his gold medal too.

She told Daybreak host, Chris Walker about that last pep talk before Dylan left for London.
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