Doncaster taekwondo champ Sarah Stevenson reveals pregnancy

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Doncaster taekwondo world champion Sarah Stevenson has announced she is expecting her first baby.

The Bentley-born Olympic ace took to Twitter to reveal the news to her 11,500 followers earlier today.

She wrote: “Our Newest member to #TeamJennings @stejennings he/she will arrive April 2015.”

The message was accompanied by a picture of her ultrasound scan showing the tot.

She married her husband Stephen, current coach of the Great Britain national squad, two years ago. The couple now live in Manchester.

Sarah, 31, became world champion in the sport in 2001 and won GB’s first ever Olympic medal in taekwondo, a bronze, at the 2008 Games in Beijing, her third Olympic competition for her country.

Controversially eliminated before the medal rounds, she was reinstated following appeal and went on to win the bronze medal final.

She again became world champion in 2011, despite the loss of both her parents, Roy and Diana, to cancer in the proceeding year.

She was selected for her home games in London in 2012, where she took the Olympic oath at the opening ceremony on behalf of all the athletes but missed out on a medal due to being hampered by injury in the build up to the competition.

In 2013, she announced her retirement from competition, and her intention to take up a coaching role in the Great Britain team.

She was made an MBE in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to martial arts and in January this yeaar was made a freeman of Doncaster.