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  • 18 July 2014, 13:52

Jessica Ennis-Hill Gives Birth To Baby Boy

Britain's Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has given birth to her first child, a baby boy named Reggie.

The London 2012 gold medallist announced the birth via her official Twitter page.

"Our beautiful baby boy Reggie Ennis-Hill was born yesterday (Thursday). We couldn't be happier," she said.

Ennis-Hill, 28, who is married to husband Andy, revealed her pregnancy in January.

It ruled her out of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, which begin next week.

Fellow athletes took to Twitter to congratulate the athlete, including her British rival Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

Ennis-Hill has said she is "100% set on returning to full-time athletics" after the birth, and hopes to compete at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Speaking earlier this year about her long-term sporting plans, Ennis-Hill said she was aiming to come back to athletics in late 2015.

"It's very difficult to set a plan in stone at this point, I have to take it as it comes for the next few weeks and months and be very careful when I build back into full training," she said.

"I've got to make sure I do that properly to avoid injuries and setbacks. Hopefully, come the end of next year I'll be back into the full swing of things, a full programme, pretty much as I was before."

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