Australian Olympic swimmer Madi Wilson and international cricketer Matt Short have announced they are expecting their first child, a rainbow baby.
The news officially rules Wilson out of Paris 2024 while it will also keep Short busy during and between cricket tours.
The couple, who became engaged late last year, went public with the pregnancy after stepping out together at the Australian Cricket Awards on Wednesday night.
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“Two becomes three,” they wrote.
“What a journey ours has been, we are excited to announce we are expecting our rainbow baby in 2024.
“It has been a whirlwind 12 months and we are so excited for what the future holds.”
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Short capped off the couple’s big night by being named BBL player of the tournament for the second straight summer.
The sporting stars received an outpouring of support from around the cricket and swimming communities after their pregnancy reveal.
Madi Wilson and Matt Short announced the pregnancy on the blue carpet. Credit: Morgan Hancock/Getty Images for Cricket Austral
“Can’t wait to watch you be a great mum,” wrote fellow new swimming mum Emily Seebohm.
Libby Trickett said: “Huge congratulations Willa.”
Lani Pallister wrote: “So so unbelievably happy for you both, you’ll be the most incredible parents.”
Short’s monumental week continues on Friday when he takes the next step in his international career.
The Australian will line up against the West Indies at the MCG for his first ODI appearance on home soil, having made his debut in India last year.
“I’ve got this opportunity and if I take it with both hands and do really well then I don’t see a reason why I can’t be looked at in the future in a full-strength squad,” Short said.
“One of (the selectors’) main messages once you come into this environment is not to change the way you play; you’re here for a reason with what you do back at state level or in the BBL.
“It’s been a long road to get to that stage, plenty of ups and downs but the consistency for the last three years has been massive for me.
“I think that’s probably what’s got me to this point now, is stringing a few seasons together and the next challenge is to be able to take that into international cricket.
“I’m certainly feeling confident, and I feel like I’m ready to go to that higher level.”