The Olympics is regarded as one of the prime events in the career of an athlete and representing his/her country on the world stage is a cherishing moment for the lifetime. In order to be the one, athletes are expected to be in their best possible form as there is no place for injury or other hindrances to be the part of their journey. But a daring athlete from Britain proved that all those restrictions couldn’t stop her from clinching a historic silver for her country.
This Lady Was Pregnant During The Tokyo Olympics
Elinor Barker is a British cyclist who participated in the Tokyo Olympics and clinched a historic silver. Recently, Barker has revealed she is expecting her first child and won a team pursuit silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics while pregnant. Barker was part of the team that finished second to Germany in August. “For the eagle eyed among you who have done the maths… yep, I was pregnant at the Tokyo Olympics,” she wrote on Instagram.
Casper and I are excited to announce that we are expecting our first child! We can’t believe how lucky we are and are so excited to start the next part of our lives together. pic.twitter.com/EA18pw8gWb
— Elinor Barker (@elinorbarker) October 5, 2021
On Tuesday, Barker announced on social media that she is expecting her first child with her partner. “We can’t believe how lucky we are and are so excited to start the next part of our lives together,” wrote Barker, who was part of the Great Britain team that finished second to Germany at the Izu Velodrome in August.
This Was Not The First Time For Barker
Elinor Barker has been a brave athlete earlier as well, when Barker won a team pursuit gold medal at Rio 2016 and in 2019 revealed that she suffered from endometriosis, a condition that can cause pain, heavy periods and can also make it difficult to conceive.
Her dedication towards the sport proved that such hindrances are a cakewalk for her by pulling out the best possible result from it. The incredible grit shown by this athlete has set an example for other athletes across the world to chase their dreams!