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Olympic rower Anna Watkins confirms pregnancy

Anna Watkins, right, has confirmed she is having a baby
Anna Watkins, right, has confirmed she is having a baby Credit: PA

The Olympic gold medalist, Anna Watkins has confirmed that she is expecting a baby.

It ends speculation that she might return to rowing in time for the coming season.

Anna, who is 30-years-old and from Longsdon in Staffordshire won gold with her rowing partner Katherine Grainger at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Anna confirmed the pregnancy on twitter over the weekend.

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Anna Watkins arrives in Leek for her Olympic homecoming

Anna Watkins with her Olympic gold medal Credit: Lee Comley

Olympic gold medallist rower Anna Watkins has arrived in Leek to show her medal and be congratulated by the town.

Anna, a former resident of Longsdon, triumphed in the London 2012 Olympics as one half of the Gold Medal team in the women’s double sculls rowing event.

Crowds gather in anticipation for the Olympic Gold medallist Credit: Lee Comley

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Midlands medal winners come home

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Just got home! Working through a lovely pile of cards, favourite so far: http://t.co/gr5F9Qu5

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On my way home:D Olympics was best experience of my life, summit I'll never forget. But After 5 weeks away can't wait to see the fam!

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Packing my bags and saying goodbye to the village. Time to hand over to our GB Paralympians. Still wearing my medal :-)

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