Tokyo gold medalist Emma Twigg and his wife Charlotte welcomed their first child into the world.
In a social media post on Friday, Emma announced the birth of a son, Tommy, on April 26 at Waikato Hospital, with Charlotte saying the experience was already a highlight of her life.
“Educated, exhausted, completely distressed,” Charlotte wrote on Instagram, accompanying a series of photos of the new mothers and baby.
“Of all the things I have kept in my arms, this is by far the best.”
“I always thought that when my grandfather Bruce left this world, he gave me Emma. Born a few days before Grabs’s birthday, Tom Bruce Twig, you have every inch of my heart and more.”
The birth of a son closes a life-changing period for Emma, who first met Charlotte in 2018 and got married in January 2020.
One and a half years later, Emma would win her first gold medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in single rowing.
Twigg had retired after the Rio Olympics in 2016 after its second consecutive fourth place in the women’s singles final, but decided to start rowing again in 2018.
He told the Herald in December last year that a campaign to defend her gold medal at the 2023 Paris Olympics was “definitely on paper”. She will now face this task with the extra motivation to impress her ever-increasing appetite.
Tokyo Olympics hero Emma Twig welcomes her first child
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