16:07 10 January 2014
27-year-old Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has confirmed that she is expecting her first child with husband Andy. Because of this, she will miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. However, she said that she hopes to defend her Olympic heptathlon title in Rio in 2016.
"I have some very unexpected but exciting news to share - Andy and I are expecting a baby," said Ennis-Hill.
"We are completely overwhelmed, with excitement and a degree of anxiety that I am sure all first time parents will relate to.
As for her plans, she explained: "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."
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