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'Bada**' Lindsay Flach Competes At Olympic Trials While 18 Weeks Pregnant

Max Sherry

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'Bada**' Lindsay Flach Competes At Olympic Trials While 18 Weeks Pregnant

An American woman has gone viral around the world not only for her incredible athleticism but also her desire to be in the Olympics.

Sportsmen and women around the world are competing in various trials as we get closer to the Tokyo Games and Lindsay Flach is one of them.

She was hoping to make it onto Team USA for the heptathlon, one of the Games' most brutal sports, which is actually seven sports in one major event. However, Lindsay did it while she's 18 weeks pregnant.

The epic athlete was spotted sporting a baby bump as she took on her rivals at Eugene, Oregon. This was the third time Flach was competing for her spot in Olympic team after previously gunning for the 2012 and 2016 Games.

But when she rocked up to the trials over the weekend, she posted on Instagram that the 'secret' was no longer a secret, adding: "Every story has an end but in life every end is a new beginning."

She's been praised and celebrated by people all over the globe, particularly from other mums.

One woman wrote: "As someone that is 21 weeks pregnant and gets winded walking up the stairs - I am in AWE of you! Literally AMAZING!"

Another added: "I'm 18 weeks tomorrow! Thanks for providing today's workout inspiration! Gotta keep moving. Best wishes!"

A third person said: "Amazing! What a great role model you are to so many and your new baby!"

People called her a 'bada**', a 'great role model' and a 'hero' for not only taking on the Olympic trials while pregnant but also for doing it in the heptathlon and while the northwest coast of America endures some record-breaking hot temperatures.

The mercury climbed to 43C degrees recently, which would be unbearable when you're trying to compete at your best.

The heptathlon consists of the 800-metre run, 100-metre hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200-metre sprint, javelin throw and long jump. Yep - it's absolutely nuts.

Lindsay originally planned on starting a family after the Games, which were due to be held last year, however because the pandemic shifted the Tokyo event to this year, the athlete's plans had to be switched around a bit.

She told Yahoo Sports: "My big concern was making sure that I was healthy and the baby was healthy.

"My pregnancy was very rough to start. I had about 12 weeks of bad vomiting, which affected my training. If the Olympic trials were three weeks ago, I don't know that I would have been there, but I started to feel better and I was able to get some really good practices in."

She managed to complete all the events at the Olympic trials however pulled out after 100ms in the 800-metre event as a preventive measure.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@lcschwartz22

Topics: olympics, Australia, Pregnant

Max Sherry
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