Not only did the Welsh cyclist win silver in the track cycling team pursuit event in Japan with Team GB but, she has since shared, she achieved the feat while expecting her first child.
27-year-old Barker announced her pregnancy news on her Twitter account, saying she and her partner, “can’t believe how lucky we are.”
The gold medallist from Rio 2016 then later added on her Instagram:
“And for the eagle eyed among you who have done the maths… yep, I was pregnant at the Tokyo Olympics!”
To celebrate the news Barker put together a selection of images from her Tokyo preparations detailing that in some photos she was still not aware she was expecting - but in last photo, where she is standing alongside her silver medal wearing team-mates, including three-time Olympic gold medal winning Laura Kenny, she had a positive pregnancy test in her pocket.
Britain had arrived at the Izu Velodrome in Tokyo hoping to defend their team pursuit title from Rio, five years earlier.