Subrena Glenn and family members
L-R Stephanie Taylor, Ian Taylor and Kaitlyn
DECATUR, Ga -- Two Atlanta area families are packing their bags to head to London to watch their sons compete in the Olympics. Track and field starts this weekend and the two local athletes are gold medal contenders.
At Angelo Taylor's mothers house in Decatur Tuesday night it was like a scene out of the movie "Home Alone". Ten family members were busily packing for the trip to London to watch Angelo perform in the 400 meter hurdles. Taylor's twin 7 year old sons Xavier and Isaiah seemed most anxious packing bags their father bought them before he left.
"We just have a wealth of support, family support, and friends," said Angelo's mother Subrena Glenn. "Everything that we've done this year just seems to be in place."
Angelo Taylor is trying to be the first 400 meter hurdler to win three gold medals, surpassing the legendary Edwin Moses.
At another Taylor home, unrelated, in Fayetteville, the family of Christian Taylor was packing t-shirts they made to wear at the track and field events in London. The graduate of Sandy Creek High School is the reigning World Champion in the triple jump, and going for gold in London.
"It's an achievement that he's aimed for all his life," said Taylors father Ian. "He wanted to make the Olympics so for us it's just realizing that goal."
Ian Taylor watched his son win the World Championship in the triple jump in South Korea last September. "It's exciting at the World Championship but this is much more exciting," he said.
"This is something that he has planned for quite some time and it's pretty exciting to see it come true," said Taylor's mother Stephanie.
Both Taylor families have high expectations. "He is going to win gold," said Stephanie Taylor.
"Oh, we're going to get gold," said Glenn.
In two Atlanta area families gold futures look good.
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