Athletics - Jessica Ennis-Hill pregnant, to miss Commonwealth Games

Jessica Ennis-Hill has revealed that she is pregnant and will miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year.

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Athletics - Jessica Ennis-Hill pregnant, to miss Commonwealth Games
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Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrates (Reuters)

The 27-year-old confirmed that she will miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer, although she hopes to defend her Olympic heptathlon title in Rio in 2016.

She released a statement to reveal the news that she admitted was "very unexpected".

"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.

"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 per cent 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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