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These 6 sets of twins are competing together at the Tokyo Olympics

Summary List PlacementTwins Jennifer and Jessica Gadirova are members of Great Britain's women's gymnastics team. The 16-year-olds are known for their floor routine prowess. "I received my news first," Jess said on a Tokyo 2020 video call. "We were excited for me but still a bit nervous to hear Jen's news, but as...

Gymnasts Arina Averina and Dina Averina of Russia

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Twins Jennifer and Jessica Gadirova are members of Great Britain’s women’s gymnastics team.

The 16-year-olds are known for their floor routine prowess.

“I received my news first,” Jess said on a Tokyo 2020 video call. “We were excited for me but still a bit nervous to hear Jen’s news, but as soon as we heard hers we were all in tears and just everyone was so excited.”

In the men’s road race, identical twin cyclists Adam and Simon Yates will race for Great Britain.

The easiest way to tell the identical twins apart is their teeth — Adam’s front teeth are straight, while Simon’s are angled. Adam also has a scar on his chin, while Adam does not.

“We took different paths, but we’re pretty close, and we talk a lot — pretty much every day,” Adam told Road Bike Action magazine in 2019.

Twins Pat and Luke McCormack are members of Great Britain’s boxing team.

Pat also competed in Rio in 2016.

“It’s unbelievable – I went by myself last time, and it’s time for the twins to take over Tokyo,” he told The Northern Echo.

Laura and Charlotte Tremble of France will compete in synchronized swimming.

“It’s amazing to swim with Laura because when we swim together, we are connected,” Charlotte told FINA Aquatics World Magazine in 2019.

Twin sisters Sanne and Lieke Wevers are returning to the Olympics on the Netherlands’ gymnastics team.

Sanne won a gold medal in balance beam in Rio in 2016.

“Sometimes she is better and sometimes I am better,” Sanne said in a 2015 episode of “The Hard Way to Success.”

Twins Dina and Arina Averina of Russia will both compete in rhythmic gymnastics.

This will be the 22-year-old Averina sisters’ first Olympics.

“When you think that everything is bad and already lost, it’s necessary to find strength in yourself and prove first of all to yourself that everything is not lost and that you can,” Arina said of her sister Dina in an interview with the Olympic Channel.. “The main thing [is] to fight to the end.”

Dina, in turn, praised Arina’s self-assurance.

“I like this small kind of indifference from Arina — when everything is bad, or if you are being scolded, you do not have to take it close to heart,” Dina said of her sister in an interview with the Olympic Channel. “Do not be so upset, life does not end with this — it is necessary to listen carefully, to analyse it and to go work further. Nothing horrible happened.”

 

 

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