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Olympic rower Anna Watkins confirms pregnancy

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.