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Gold Medal Families

Gold Medal Families

Photo Credit:  Richard Knapp / Lifetime
  • Premiered: 
    June 28, 2016
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  • Network: Lifetime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Family
  • Tags: sports, Olympic

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Plot Synopsis

GOLD MEDAL FAMILIES is a one-hour reality series that follows the families behind great Olympic hopefuls in the final months before the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, showcasing the incredible support and love that these elite athletes are given throughout the highs and lows of their journey. The series showcases six Olympic hopefuls and their families, revealing the extraordinary lengths, economic hardships and personal sacrifices they all go through to get their elite athlete to the podium of the World Games. Featured athletes include: gold medalist gymnast Aly Raisman, age 21 from Needham, MA, who is the most decorated U.S. gymnast from the 2012 London Games and has the opportunity to become the first gymnast in history to win a medal in consecutive Games; diver Steele Johnson, age 19 from Carmel, IN, who is one of the favorites to take gold in diving and men's synchronized platform at the Games; boxer Jajaira Gonzalez, age 19 from Glendora, CA, whose father, Jose, was a street boxer in Guadalajara before coming to the US -- and her brothers Joet and Jousce are boxing powerhouses in their own right; diver Jordan Windle, age 17 from Morrisville, NC, who was adopted at age two from a Cambodian orphanage by Jerry Windle and is constantly compared to his mentor and diving legend, Greg Louganis; rhythmic gymnast Nastasya Generalova, age 16 from Los Angeles, CA, who will be the first Olympic Rhythmic Gymnast of color -- if she makes it to Rio; and swimmer Sean Greishop, age 16 from Austin, TX, who is a top ranked Junior Swimmer in the USA and will have to take on champions Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.
On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 10pm-Midnight ET/PT, Lifetime premiered the season finale of GOLD MEDAL FAMILIES, showing back-to-back new episodes. In the night's first new episode (10pm), "Change of Plans," Nastasya competes to qualify for the Olympics in Rio; Jajaira looks to the future; Jordan's coach delivers bad news; Sean hopes to compete in a sixth event at trials; Aly's photo shoot runs late. Then, in the finale (11pm), "Trials and Tribulations," with the Olympic Trials looming, Jordan struggles to come to terms with losing his synchro partner; Steele is seeking redemption after a disappointing performance at the Canada World Series; the Grieshop family attends Sean's Olympic Trials in Omaha; Aly and her family travel to San Jose with hopes for Rio.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by The Company