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Jessica Ennis-Hill Gives Birth To Boy

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has given birth to a baby boy.

The 28-year-old, who won heptathlon gold at London 2012, announced 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."

Ennis-Hill, who is married to husband Andy, was the poster girl of London 2012.

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 from fellow athletes, including Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who is the favourite for the heptathlon title at Hampden Park in the absence of her compatriot.

Johnson-Thompson, the 21-year-old from Liverpool, has spoken of her excitement at going head to head with Ennis-Hill when the Sheffield athlete returns to the sport.

Ennis-Hill's last heptathlon was that famous one at the Olympic Stadium two summers ago, having missed last year's World Championships with an Achilles injury.

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