Jess misses Games to have baby

  • 10 January 2014
Jessica Ennis-Hill Image copyright Getty Images

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced she is expecting a baby with her husband Andy.

The news means the 27-year-old gold medallist won't appear at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year.

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Image caption Jessica and Andy married in May 2013

"I am sorry I won't be in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games," said Jessica.

"But I know it will be an amazing occasion. I will be at home awaiting the arrival of a little Ennis-Hill."

The sporting star said she still plans to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

She said: "I am 100% set on returning to full-time athletics once our baby is born."