Olympians Who Competed While Pregnant (25)

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Era Notes
Elinor Barker GBR CTR 2016—2020 Found out shortly after the 2020/21 Olympics that she had been pregnant while competing in Tokyo.
Lisa Brown-Miller USA IHO 1998 Unknowingly pregnant during the 1998 Winter Olympics with her first child, Alex.
Michele Granger USA SOF 1996 3 months pregnant in 1996.
Anky van Grunsven NED EDR 1988—2012 5 months pregnant when she won a gold medal in 2004.
DeAnne Hemmens USA CSP 1996 2 months pregnant in 1996.
Anna-Maria Johansson SWE HBL 2012 3 months pregnant in 2012.
Magda Julin SWE FSK 1920 3 months pregnant in 1920.
Mary Keitany KEN ATH 2012 2 months pregnant in 2012.
Amelie Kober GER SBD 2006—2014 2 months pregnant in 2010.
Kateřina Kůrková-Emmons CZE SHO 2004—2012 1 month pregnant in 2008.
Nur Suryani Binti Mohamed Taibi MAS SHO 2012—2020 34 weeks pregnant in 2012.
Kristie Moore CAN CUR 2010 5 months pregnant in 2010.
Mara Navarria ITA FEN 2012—2020 Discovered after London Olympics that she was in early pregnancy during the Games.
Cornelia Pfohl GER ARC 1992—2004 In early pregnancy (daughter Mara) when she won a bronze medal in 2000 and 7 months pregnant in 2004. Daughter Roselinda born only 57 days after her last Olympic event.
Kim Rhode USA SHO 1996—2016 Discovered weeks after London Olympics that she was in early pregnancy.
Heather Richardson-Bergsma USA SSK 2010—2018 1 month pregnant in 2018.
Diana Sartor GER SKN 2002—2006 9 weeks pregnant in 2006.
Anita Spring AUS VBV 1996 4 months pregnant in 1996.
Juno Stover-Irwin USA DIV 1948—1960 3½ months pregnant when she won a bronze medal in 1952.
Malin Swedberg SWE FBL 1996—2000 3 months pregnant in 2001.
Kerstin Szymkowiak GER SKN 2010 2 months pregnant when she won a silver medal in 2010.
Martina Valcepina ITA STK 2010—2022 1 month pregnant with twins during the Sochi Olympics.
Joana Vasconcelos POR CSP 2012—2020 3 months pregnant in 2021.
Kerri Walsh Jennings USA VBV/VVO 2000—2016 1 month pregnant in 2012 (not known until after the Olympics).
Elizabeth Zaragoza ESA ATH 2004 Competed at the Athens 2004 Olympics in the 5,000 metres but learned she was pregnant while at the Games.