Swimming’s golden girl welcomes baby Poppy

Swimming legend Libby Trickett has given birth to her first child.

The triple Olympic gold medallist and husband Luke welcomed a baby girl on Monday night.

In a post on Instagram the swimmer shared, “Luke and I are so thrilled to announce that our little girl, Poppy Frances Trickett arrived into the world on the 31st of August at 9.23pm!”


Poppy arrived a couple of weeks early.

Libby added: “She weighed 2.98kg and was 51cm long. We can’t believe how lucky and blessed we are to have this gorgeous little being in our lives! We are so in love and beyond happy! X”

The news was also delivered via Twitter.

Luke and Libby announced their pregnancy in March this year, months after it was revealed they suffered a miscarriage.