Olympic gold medalist announces terrible news, confirms losing one of her baby twins

Junie Sihlangu
Apr 10, 2018
08:25 A.M.
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Helen Glover, who is currently pregnant, announced that she’d lost one of the twins. The Olympian is known as a rower for Great Britain.


The athlete is due in July 2018, according to Faith Family America. She and her husband are praying that their last surviving twin makes it to birth.

Glover, 31, and her husband had recently shared that they were excited to be expecting twins. The gold medalist is from Newlyn, Cornwall.

Glover took to Twitter to announce that one of her infants had not made it. The cause of the event has not been revealed.


BBC revealed that the athlete and her husband were, "very excited and hopeful for the remaining baby to arrive this summer." People on social media were quick to offer their condolences.

‘Thanks for all your lovely messages. We've had the hard news that one baby hasn't made it but we are very excited and hopeful for the remaining baby to arrive this summer xx.’

Helen Glover, Twitter, April 9, 2018

On September 16, 2015, Glover and TV naturalist Steve Backshall announced their engagement on Twitter from Namibia. They had met at a Sports Relief event in 2014.


They married on September 10, 2016, at Piskies Cove in West Cornwall. This was going to be the first two children of the couple.

Glover and her rowing partner, Heather Stanning, won Britain's first gold medal of the 2012 Olympics in London. The pair took gold again in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

They became the first British female rowers to defend their Olympic title.