There is always so much to look forward to at the Olympics, and Rio 2016 will not be any different. With Track and Field events set to take centre stage from August 12, fans will be treated to the rare sight of witnessing two or more siblings compete at the Games.
The sibling rivalry will be taken a notch higher as brothers and sisters get to temporarily put aside their bond, and take on each other at the Rio Games. Here are our Top 7 Track and Field siblings to watch out for in Brazil.
1. TIRUNESH AND GENZEBE DIBABA
Our No.1 spot goes to the pair of Tirunesh (31) and Genzebe (25) of the highly revered Dibaba dynasty in Ethiopia. Some even refer to the Dibabas as the fastest family on earth. These sisters claimed top position by virtue of their dominance in the middle and long distances, and are both World Record (WR) holders in their own right.
Their older sister Ejegayehu (34) is an Olympic Silver medallist in the 10,000m, while cousin Derartu Tulu became the first Ethiopian woman to win an Olympic GOLD medal, a feat she achieved in Barcelona ’92. The Athletics world has missed the presence of WR holder in the 5000m/10,000m, Tirunesh, who took out time to have a baby after Moscow 2013.
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