Olympic Heptathlon Champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is to have her first child this year, putting her athletics competitions on hold in 2014.
Message from Jessica Ennis-Hill
“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% 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”.