Baby joy for Olympic champ Jess Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis poses for the waiting media after she married Andy Hill in St Michael and All Angels Church, Hathersage, Derbyshire.
Jessica Ennis poses for the waiting media after she married Andy Hill in St Michael and All Angels Church, Hathersage, Derbyshire.
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OLYMPIC champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has spoken of her joy after announcing that she has given birth to a baby boy.

The 28-year-old from Sheffield, who won a gold medal in the heptathlon at the London Games of 2012, announced today on Twitter that her son Reggie was born on Thursday.

She said: “Our beautiful baby boy Reggie Ennis-Hill was born yesterday. We couldn’t be happier.”

Mrs Ennis-Hill, who married her husband, Andy, in May last year, was the poster girl of London 2012.

She revealed in January that she was pregnant, ruling her out of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which get underway next week.

She said at the time she was “100 per cent set on returning to full-time athletics” after the birth and determined to “go for a second gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016”.

Congratulations were quick to flood in on Twitter yesterday from fellow athletes, including 21-year-old Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who is the favourite for the heptathlon title at Hampden Park in the absence of her compatriot.