Olympic gold-medallist Gwen Jorgensen announced on social media last night that she and husband Patrick Lemieux are expecting their first child in August 2017.
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2016 was a big year for me, but I believe 2017 will be even "BIGGER" August may be my favorite month: August 2011: 2nd at Olympic Trials August 2014: ITU World Champion August 2015: 1st at Olympic Trials August 2016: Olympic Champion August 2017: Expecting our first child 😍🍼🐣 Patrick and I are so excited!! 📷 @photoPav
Jorgensen, who announced that the New York City Marathon last November would be her last race before she and Lemieux tried to start a family, held a live Q&A session over Facebook last night to answer fans’ questions. Here are some of her answer to popular questions she and Lemieux received.
Boy or Girl?
“We do not want to find out if it’s a boy or a girl, that’s one of the few things in life that’s still a surprise.”
Does Jorgensen plan to still train this year?
“I want to do as much as I can but I don’t know how much I’ll be able to do when the goal is to have a healthy baby this year, not be fast.”
Target race to come back to?
“That will be totally dependent on how I feel post-baby. Long range — Tokyo 2020 is the goal and I want to win gold.”
Does she wants a large family?
“We would love to have move kids, ideally four, and we’ve talked about having more after Tokyo and maybe adopting.”
How has training been since pregnant?
“I’ve been pretty nauseous, but I keep really good track of what I’m doing and how I’ve been feeling… I’ve been a lot slower than usual, breathing heavy and feeling not like an athlete.. I’ve just been trying to do as much as I can”
You can watch the live feed below with the rest of her answers to commonly asked questions.