‘Unexpectedly’: Aussie Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Cole’s child pleasure, response

Australian swimming champion Ellie Cole has warmed hearts after she revealed she had “unexpectedly” given delivery to her son three weeks early.

The 32-year-old Cole went to 4 Paralympic Video games, profitable 17 medals — six gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze — to grow to be Australia’s most adorned Paralympian.

Having retired in 2022, Cole has been ticking off life objectives.

But it surely’s been a large begin to 2024 for the swim champ.

Not solely did she obtain a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) within the Australia Day honours this yr, however Cole revealed she had additionally given delivery to child Felix.


“They are saying when your personal baby is born, it is among the biggest miracles you may ever hope for. We’re feeling so blessed,” she wrote on Instagram.

“Felix Parker Cole joined our household this morning, unexpectedly, three weeks early.

“We all know that he’ll make us see the world in a completely totally different means. Welcome to the world, little Felix. All we see is you.”

Cole was inundated with congratulatory messages from throughout swimming.

“I’ve already organised many play dates with Felix, I’ll be instructing him some swear phrases and how one can annoy mama Ellie,” Paralympic swimmer Col Pearse wrote.

Former swimming star turned Channel 7 TV presenter Johanna Griggs commented: “Oh huge congratulations. How great.”

Olympic slalom canoe legend Jess Fox posted: “Whats up little Felix. Congratulations so good!”

Swimming nice Giaan Rooney stated: “Oh my goodness congratulations, you’ll be an unimaginable Mum!”

Journalist Jacqui Mooney added: “That is THE most stunning information, past thrilled for you!”

“Whaaaaaaaaaaaat a wonderful little child!!! Love his title!!!! Congratulations Mummas xxxx,” Olympic seaside volleyballer gold medallist Kerri Pottharst wrote.

Sports activities reporter Hayley Willis stated: “CONGRATULATIONS!!! Welcome to actually the very best chapter of your lives. Felix is absolute perfection.”

Cole is an amputee, having had her proper leg amputated above the knee after she was recognized with a uncommon tumour on the age of two.

Nonetheless, it didn’t maintain her again together with her 17 Paralympic medals, 10 World Championships medals and one other 4 on the Commonwealth Video games.