25 Sep 2012

Volleyball player won gold while pregnant

11:46 am on 25 September 2012

Kerri Walsh Jennings has revealed that she was pregnant last month when she and fellow American Misty May-Treanor teamed up to win the women's beach volleyball gold medal at the London Olympics.

Walsh Jennings says she's 11 weeks pregnant with her third child, meaning she was more than a month pregnant when she and May-Treanor won their third Olympic title in a row.

34-year-old Walsh Jennings says she and husband Casey Jennings, also a pro beach volleyball player, conceived first son Joey before leaving China after she won the 2008 Olympic crown. She and May-Treanor also won at Athens in 2004.

And they are already talking about defending the crown again at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The new baby, due April 9th, will join sons Joey, 3, and Sundance, 2.