Jessica Ennis-Hill announces pregnancy: Sporting comebacks from motherhood

The heptathlete aims to return in time for the 2016 Olympics

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Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill today announced that she is pregnant.

The news means the heptathlete and face of the London 2012 Games will not take part in this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

However, the 27-year-old has vowed to return in time to defend her Olympic crown at the  2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“My plans for 2014 have been completely turned upside down," she said. "But having had a couple of weeks to think about things from a career point of view I am 100 per cent set on returning to full time athletics once our baby is born and go for a second gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016 - that challenge really excites me"

Here, we take a look at the women who returned after giving birth.