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Famous Athletes You Probably Don't Know Are Twins And Compete Against Each Other In The Same Events

In the world of athletics, there are sets of twins who compete in the same events together or against each other.

Twins can be identified as either identical or non-identical. Identical twins in the sense that they developed from the same zygote which split to form two embryos. Non-identical twins develop from different eggs and different sperm cell but in the same womb.

Here are 5 sets of twins who are involved in athletics:

1. TIA AND TINA CLAYTON

These two twin girls are from the sprint nation Jamaica. They both compete in the 200M and 100M often against each other. When Tia comes first, Tina comes second and vice versa. They were born in the year 2004.

2. JENNIFER AND JESSICA GADIROVA

Jennifer and Jessica are 16 year old twins who compete in gymnastics from team Great Britain. They won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games as a team.

3. DINA AND ARINA AVERINA

Born 22 years ago, Dina and Arina are from Russia and are gymnasts who compete in rhythmic gymnastics. 

4. LISA AND ANNA HAHNER

They are both marathon runners from Germany. They have a difference of only two minutes as their marathon personal best time of 2:26:44 and 2:28:39 for Anna and Lisa respectively.

5. CHERIECE AND SHANNON HYLTON

Shannon and Cheriece are from Great Britain and they both participate in events ranging from 100M to 400M. 

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JENNIFER Jamaica TIA AND TINA Tia Tina

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