5-month pregnant champion swimmer to join pro race

first_imgDana Vollmer arrives to the 2016 Golden Goggles Awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on November 21, 2016 in New York City. AFP FILE PHOTOFive-time Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Dana Vollmer isn’t letting her latest pregnancy slow her down.The 29-year-old American, expecting her second child in July, says she’ll enter the 50m freestyle at the Pro Swim Series event in Mesa, Arizona, next month, according to a post on her Instagram account.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards “Started having dreams about being at competitions!!” her post said. “It’s been too long! So I’ve decided to enter the Mesa Arena Pro Swim Series and swim a 50free!!”Vollmer, whose Olympic gold medals include individual gold in the 100m butterfly in London in 2012, took almost two years off from competition when she had her first child, son Arlen, on March 6, 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnShe returned to competition and took her Olympic medal haul to seven at last year’s Rio Games, where she helped the United States win 4x100m medley relay gold and also won a silver and a bronze. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Chism believes elusive NLEX win just around the corner Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more