Super Sports Siblings
We all know siblings have rivalries in sports. These siblings push each other to excel and are each other’s biggest fans. Check out our favorites!
Cheryl & Reggie Miller
Cheryl Miller is recognized as one of the best female basketball players in history. In college, Cheryl was the first woman to dunk in an organized game. Reggie Miller is known for his 18-year career in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers. Reggie was a clutch player with his 3 point shooting skills and ability to dominate in the fourth quarter. Cheryl’s career ended short due to knee injuries, but continues to make her mark through her coaching and broadcasting career. Reggie also entered the world of broadcasting as an NBA commentator for TNT.
Sinead & John Kerr
Sinead and John Kerr are Scottish ice skaters that started their careers at a young age together. In 2000, the figure skating siblings, Sinead and John, joined forces to compete in British Nationals and eventually the Winter Olympics. The Kerrs were recognized for their compatibility and passion on the ice, despite being brother and sister. They are two-time bronze medalists in the British Nationals and placed 8th at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Sinead and John retired their skating careers in 2011 and both continue as choreographers and coaches in the world of figure skating.
Marat & Dinara Safina
Russian tennis players, Marat and Dinara, are the first brother-sister pair to both earn No.1 world rankings in tennis. Marta was ranked No. 1 in 2000 by the WTA and nine years later, his sister Dinara also earned the No. 1 title. Dinara followed in her big brother’s footsteps and pursued tennis from a young age. Marat won his first Grand Slam title in 2000 and in 2007, Dinara won in the Grand Slam women’s doubles event. Since retirement, Marat was the first Russian tennis player to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Niall & Sonny Bill Williams
Niall and Sonny Bill Williams are New Zealand’s sibling duo in rugby. Sonny Bill is a two-time rugby union World Cup winner with New Zealand in 2011 and 2015. Sonny Bill is also a professional boxer, making his first debut in 2009. Niall, who always looked up to her older brother, won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as part of the New Zealand rugby union sevens team. Niall is an inspiration to many women in sports as she balances the continuation of her athletic career while being a mother to two daughters.
Carol & Carl Lewis
Carol and Carl Lewis are both former American Track and Field Olympians. Carl holds nine gold Olympic medals and 8 gold World Championship medals, making him one of the most decorated Olympians of all time. Carol is a 3-time Olympian, a 1983 World Championship bronze medalist, and 4-time US Champion specializing in the long jump. Following her career, Carol went on as a commentator for NBC Sports while Carl became a track coach at his alma mater, University of Houston.
Russell & Anna Wilson
Russell Wilson has earned great respect as an NFL quarterback with his Super Bowl win in 2014 with the Seattle Seahawks. After signing a four year contract with the Seahawks in 2019, Russell is the highest paid player in the NFL. His younger sister Anna Wilson, built her athletic career in basketball. After leading her high school team to the state championship, Anna continued to pursue her collegiate basketball career at Stanford University. Anna has mentioned that she aspires to be like her older brother through his humble and driven attitude, whether it is on the court or on the field.