Three-time Canadian Olympian Natalie Achonwa announces pregnancy

MINNEAPOLIS — Canadian basketball star Natalie Achonwa has announced she is pregnant.

The three-time Olympian from Guelph, Ont., made the announcement on her 30th birthday, posting an image of an ultrasound on her Instagram account with a sign that said "adding a new teammate 2023."

Achonwa averaged 5.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 22 games with the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx in the 2022.

She most recently helped Canada to a fourth-place finish at the 2022 FIBA Women's World Cup in Australia.

Achonwa played in her third straight Olympics when she suited up for Canada at the 2020 Tokyo Games.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 22, 2022.

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