Jorgensen, Spirig and Jenkins all expecting

Was there something in the water in Rio? The post-Olympic year is going to be an exciting one for Gwen Jorgensen, Nicola Spirig and Helen Jenkins - they are all pregnant.

| January 30, 2017 | NEWS

Gwen Jorgensen wins Olympic gold in Rio, 2016.

Gwen Jorgensen wins Olympic gold in Rio, 2016.

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Gwen Jorgensen made it known that she had hoped to start a family as early as last fall. Before she ran the New York City Marathon the Olympic gold medalist said that she and husband Patrick Lemieux wanted to have a child before she started her next push towards the 2020 games.

It's not a bad strategy, it would appear - Nicola Spirig became a mom for the first time after winning gold in 2012 in London and went on to take the silver medal in Rio. She is also expecting her second child.

Helen Jenkins, the ITU world champion in 2008 and 2011, is expecting a baby in July. When she was congratulated by ITU President Marisol Casado, Jenkins replied via Twitter that she hoped to return to short-distance racing. She suggested to teammate Non Stanford: "The child has many aunts on the Great Britain team. How about Baby Jenkins as a team mascot?"