Thursday 30 July 2015

"My plans for 2014 have been completely turned upside down," Olympic champ Jessica Ennis announces pregnancy

Published 10/01/2014 | 08:47

Jessica Ennis will miss this summer's Commonwealth Games.
Jessica Ennis will miss this summer's Commonwealth Games.
Jessica Ennis said she is completely overwhelmed by her baby news.
Great Britain's Jessica Ennis is set for a wedding following her Olympic gold medal joy
Olympic Gold medalist Jessica Ennis pose for the waiting media after she married Andy Hill in St Michael and All Angels Church, Hathersage, Derbyshire.
Olympic Gold medalist Jessica Ennis and Andy Hill kiss following their wedding at St Michael and All Angels Church, Hathersage, Derbyshire.
Jessica Ennis arrives with her parents, Alison and Vinny before she marries Andy Hill in St Michael and All Angels Church, Hathersage, Derbyshire.
Jessica Ennis of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the Women's Heptathlon on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced she is pregnant and will miss this summer's Commonwealth Games.

The 27-year-old from Sheffield, who married long-time partner Andy Hill in Derbyshire last May, is expecting her first child.

Ennis said in a statement released by her management: "I have some very unexpected but exciting news to share - Andy and I are expecting a baby.

"We are completely overwhelmed, with excitement and a degree of anxiety that I am sure all first-time parents will relate to.

"My plans for 2014 have been completely turned upside down, but having had a couple of weeks to think about things from a career point of view I am 100 per cent set on returning to full-time athletics once our baby is born and go for a second gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016 - that challenge really excites me.

"But in the short term I will make our baby a priority and enjoy the whole experience as much as possible.

"I am sorry I won't be in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, but know it will be an amazing occasion. I will be at home awaiting the arrival of a little Ennis-Hill."

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