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Olympian Jessica Ennis gives birth to adorable baby boy

Published 18/07/2014 | 09:45

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Jessica Ennis of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the Women's Heptathlon on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Jessica Ennis of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the Women's Heptathlon on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Olympic Gold medalist Jessica Ennis and Andy Hill kiss following their wedding
Olympic Gold medalist Jessica Ennis and Andy Hill kiss following their wedding

Jessica Ennis has shared her first picture of day-old son Reggie.

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The Olympic gold athlete, who wowed at the London 2012 games, shared the snap on her Twitter account today.

Olympic Gold medalist Jessica Ennis and Andy Hill kiss following their wedding at St Michael and All Angels Church, Hathersage, Derbyshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 18, 2013. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Olympic Gold medalist Jessica Ennis and Andy Hill kiss following their wedding at St Michael and All Angels Church, Hathersage, Derbyshire.

"Our beautiful baby boy Reggie Ennis-Hill was born yesterday. We couldn't be happier," she wrote, accompanying a sweet photo of the newborn.

The 27-year-old from Sheffield, who married long-time partner Andy Hill in Derbyshire last May, spoke of her excitement at giving birth when she first announced the news.

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

"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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  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)
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)

"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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