Anky van Grunsven has given birth to a daughter. The dual Olympic gold medallist was admitted to hospital yesterday, suffering from mild pre-eclampsia. At 8:15pm she gave birth to Ava Eden van Grunsven.

The new baby, which weighs 3100 grams, is a sister to Anky’s son Yannick, who was born in November 2004.

According to Anky’s website (www.anky.com), mother and baby are both doing well.