Ksenia Afanasyeva has just become a first time mom.

The former Russian gymnast's husband announced on Instagram that his wife has given birth. He posted a photo of pregnant Ksenia along with caption "I am the happiest man on earth".

According to Ginnastica Artistica Italiana, it's a boy and we are yet to know his name.

Ksenia's former teammates Maria Paseka and Aliya Mustafina congratulated the husband on Instagram.

Mustafina previously said that the 2011 World floor champion desires to resume her career after giving birth. Her last competition was the 2016 European championships where she won gold with the team and a bronze on vault.

Several weeks before the Rio Olympics, Russian media announced that Afanasyeva has retired from gymnastics after suffering from a kidney disease. However, she never commented or declared herself a retired athlete.

Last month, Mustafina gave birth to a baby girl whom she called Alisa. While last January, Ksenia Semenova, another Afanasyeva's teammate, gave birth to a baby boy. 

Written by Gigi Farid



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