Elinor Barker reveals she won silver medal at Tokyo Olympics while pregnant

The British cyclist announced on social media that she is expecting her first child, revealing she was pregnant during the Olympics

Elinor Barker
(Image credit: PA)

British cyclist Elinor Barker has revealed that she won silver in the team pursuit at the Tokyo Olympics in August while pregnant.

Barker, who hails from Cardiff, was part of the Great Britain team that finished second to Germany at the Izu Velodrome in the team pursuit.. She announced on social media on Tuesday that she is expecting her first child, after only realising she was pregnant mid-way through the Olympics.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.