Ellidy Pullin (Alex Pullin’s widow) has given birth to their first child 15 months after the tragic death of the former Olympians.
Pullin was the flag bearer for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
However, in July 2020, the 32 year-old died tragically in a Queensland spearfishing accident.
Pullin was found dead on the Gold Coast’s beach. He was taken to hospital but could not be revived.
Ellidy, however, has shared on her Instagram account that she gave birth to the first child of the pair 15 months later.
Ellidy posted: “Our girl, born 25th October 2021. Minnie Alex Pullin.”
Ellidy shared her ‘bittersweet pregnancy’ with us. 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 spoke.
“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.
“It’s almost like I’m carrying the torch for our future. Although it’s different from what it was before, there’s something that is still the same.
“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 wasn’t able to win an Olympic gold, but he was twice victorious in the World Championships in Snowboard Cross 2011, and 2013.
The Australian also received a silver medal at 2016 X-Games.