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Kerri Walsh Jennings Was Pregnant When She Won Olympic Gold

By Sunny Chanel |

Kerri Walsh

Now, this is one kick ass mom. Volleyball champ Kerri Walsh Jennings had a confession for the viewers of the Today Show this week. It turns out that when she competed in the 2012 London Olympics, she didn’t just bring home the gold, but she did so while she was five weeks pregnant.

The gold medalist – arguably one of the best beach volleyball players ever – shared that:

“When I was throwing my body around fearlessly and going for gold for our country, I was pregnant,” Walsh Jennings said. “Today I’m 11 weeks pregnant.” The amazing athlete and her husband had started to try for another baby to join their two children, Sundance and Joseph, while prepping for the games. Kerri thought it would take a while to get pregnant and didn’t anticipate it happening so soon. But early on she figured something was going on.  

 “I thought it could have been the stress of the Games and travel throws your schedule off,” she said. “At some point, you’re late and then you start feeling something. And I definitely started feeling something in London.”

She said that so far this pregnancy is harder than her others and she experiencing morning sickness, which she hadn’t before.

“This little one is kicking my butt! The first two were pretty easy, but with this one, I’m sick every day,” she admits. “I’ve got some awesome acne. I just feel different.”

It’s pretty awesome that she could be making a baby in her body and winning gold at the same time.

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