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Max Whitlock’s baby daughter shows sporting promise

He says being a father will spur him on at the Gymnastic British Championships.

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Max Whitlock is enjoying being a father (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Max Whitlock is enjoying being a father (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Max Whitlock is enjoying being a father (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Gymnast Max Whitlock’s baby daughter is already showing sporting promise.

The Olympic gold medallist became a father to Willow at the end of February.

He told Hello! magazine: “When she was 12 hours old she was already lifting her head.

“She’s going to be walking at two months at this rate! And she’s rolling on her side already.”

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Max Whitlock in Hello! magazine (Hello!)

Max Whitlock in Hello! magazine (Hello!)

Max Whitlock in Hello! magazine (Hello!)

He added: “Willow is definitely my proudest achievement. She’s so happy and already smiling, it’s definitely not just wind! And she’s just such a chilled baby. We’re very lucky.”

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The front cover of Hello! (Hello! magazine)

The front cover of Hello! (Hello! magazine)

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The front cover of Hello! (Hello! magazine)

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Of competing at the Gymnastic British Championships in Liverpool later this month, he added: “It will 100% spur me on knowing she and (wife) Leah are in the crowd. Having a baby puts a lot of things into perspective and it’s motivated me so much already.”

Read the full interview in Hello!, out now.


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