Having a sister only a year younger than me meant that, growing up, if my sister was playing against me, I always tended to run a little faster, hit the ball a little quicker, or focus a little harder. There's nothing like a sibling to give you that extra competitive edge. Of course, I couldn't let my younger sister beat me. Here are some sports peoples that allowed their sibling rivalry to boost them right up into sports history, and celebrity stardom.
Serena and Venus Williams
Peyton and Eli Manning
Eli and Peyton are a couple of the most successful siblings in the league of National Football. Both siblings have accomplished Super Bowls, in addition to each being awarded the 'Super Bowl Most Valuable Player' (MVP) awards.
Mike and Bob Bryan
Andy and Jamie Murray
Jamie Murray and Andy Murray possess the distinction of being the first brothers that take the position as world number one in tennis rankings. During the rankings towards the end of 2016, Andy was player number one in men's singles, whilst Jamie and partner, Bruno Soares were ranked as one of the highest among the doubles pairs.
Sonny and Niall Bill Williams
Niall achieved silver at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, as apart of the New Zealand rugby union sevens group. Sonny Bill, her brother, is a two-time rugby union World Cup Winner, in addition to a professional in the world of boxing.
Reggie and Cheryl Miller
Cheryl and Reggie were both prior professional basketball players. Reggie spent the whole of his 18-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Indiana Pacers and is a inductee in the Hall of Fame. On the other hand, Cheryl is a prior NCCA champion with the University of Southern California. Her induction into the FIBA Hall of Fame occurred in 2010.