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Jess Ennis-Hill Baby

British Athletics has this morning congratulated London 2012 Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill (coach: Toni Minichiello) on her announcement that she is expecting her first baby later this year.

Jess told Sky Sports News:

“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% 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.”

Following Jess’ announcement, British Athletics performance director Neil Black commented:

“We are delighted for Jess and this is great news for both herself and husband Andy. However as always we look forward to welcoming her back into the GB & NI team ahead of the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.”