Olympian’s widow gives birth after taking sperm from husband’s body after death

Alex Pullin's widow, Ellidy Pullin, has given birth to the pair's first-child, 15-months on from the former Olympians tragic death.

Pullin had represented Australia at three separate Winter Olympic games, and he was the flag bearer at the 2014 games in Sochi.

However, the 32-year-old tragically passed away during a spearfishing accident in Queensland in July 2020.

Pullin was found unresponsive off a beach on the Gold Coast, and he was treated by paramedics at the scene, but was unable to revived.

But 15 months on, Ellidy has revealed on her Instagram page she has given birth to the pairs first child thanks to IVF treatment.

Ellidy posted: "Our girl, born 25th October 2021. Minnie Alex Pullin."

And Ellidy opened up on the 'bittersweet' pregnancy to Vogue Australia.

"On one hand, I feel overwhelmed by happiness, thinking, 'Oh my goodness, it's alive, it's really there,' while also knowing Chump's [Pullin] not here to share in it," she said.

"Ultimately, however, hope trumps pain. I feel lucky that Chumpy was who he was; in life and in loss, Chumpy is the gift that keeps on giving.

"In many ways, it simply feels like I'm carrying the torch of our future. It sits different to how it did before, but there's still something familiar.

"I still use Chumpy's toothbrush (it's electric!), I still sing out 'Hey Chumpy' whenever I pass his music studio in our home, and some day very soon, a little piece of Chumpy will be back in my arms again."

Pullin was never able to capture an Olympic gold medal, but he was twice able to win the World Championships in Snowboard Cross in 2011 and 2013.

The Australian also won a silver medal at the 2016 X-Games event.

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