Doncaster Olympic hero Sarah Stevenson pictured with new baby daughter for first time

Sarah Stevenson, husband Steven and baby Elsie Diana.
Sarah Stevenson, husband Steven and baby Elsie Diana.
  • Olympic star unveils daughter Elsie Diana
  • Tot weighed in on Monday at 7lb 14oz
  • Mum and daughter both doing well

Doncaster Olympic ace Sarah Stevenson has shared her baby joy - by posting photos of her new baby daughter on Facebook.

The double world champion and Olympic bronze medallist welcomed Elsie Diana into the world on Monday - and both mum and daughter are doing well.

Posting photos of herself and husband Stephen with their bundle of joy, she wrote: “After 10 years together and what feels like a lifetime of shared experiences already, I have a feeling that this is our biggest and best journey now as a family Stephen Jennings.”

The tot weighed in at 7lb 14oz and her second name is thought to be a tribute to Sarah’s mum Diana who died from cancer in 2011, the same year she also lost her dad Roy to the disease.

Bentley-born sports ace Sarah, 32, also posted pictures of Elsie on her Twitter feed and family, friends and fans have been posting their congratulations messages to Sarah and Stephen Jennings on the Great Britain star’s Facebook page.

Last October, Sarah, a world champion in 2001 and 2011, announced she was expecting her first baby to her 11,500 Twitter followers, tweeting a picture of her ultrasound scan.

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

She 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.

I have a feeling that this is our biggest and best journey now as a family

Sarah Stevenson

Sarah 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 last year was made a freeman of Doncaster.