Elinor Barker.
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  • A British cyclist said she was pregnant when she won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Elinor Barker was part of Great Britain's women's team pursuit squad that clinched a medal.
  • "Yep, I was pregnant at the Tokyo Olympics!" she said.
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British cyclist Elinor Barker has revealed she was pregnant when she won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

Barker, 27, was part of Great Britain's women's team pursuit squad that clinched a medal at the Izu Velodrome in August.

She announced the news on social media on Tuesday, saying she and her partner, Casper, are "so excited to start the next part of our lives together."

In a second post on Instagram, she added: "For the eagle eyed among you who have done the maths… yep, I was pregnant at the Tokyo Olympics!"

Barker won a team pursuit gold medal at Rio 2016 and in 2019 revealed that she suffered from endometriosis, a condition that can cause heavy periods, pain, and fatigue.

The condition, which affects around one in 10 women of reproductive age, can also make it more difficult to conceive.

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