Olympic medalist Elinor Barker says she competed at Tokyo Games while expecting first child
Elinor Barker is expecting her first child with her husband and the Olympian says she was pregnant during the Tokyo Games this past summer.
Barker, who competes for Great Britain, won a silver medal in the women's team pursuit track cycling event. The gold was won by Germany.
Barker made the announcement on social media this week, confirming on Instagram , "yep, I was pregnant at the Tokyo Olympics".
"We can’t believe how lucky we are and are so excited to start the next part of our lives together," she said on Twitter .
The 27-year-old was part of the team that won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and is also a two-time world champion in team pursuit.
She revealed in 2019 that she suffers from endometriosis, a gynecological condition, which was so bad it almost made her quit the sport.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Olympic medalist Elinor Barker says she competed at Tokyo Games while expecting first child