Mirror, mirror on the wall…

What are the chances that you are selected as the sole competitor to represent your country in Equestrian at the Youth Olympic Games and that your twin sister is also selected but in a different sport? Amazing as it sounds, twin sisters Stefanie and Isabel Brand (GUA) are the living proof that it is possible! And not only that, they’ve been planning this for years, since just after the YOG in 2010, when they would have been around 13/14 years of age. Isabel, who is competing in Modern Pentathlon said “we knew we had to go together as it would be a once in a lifetime experience”, so they did all they could to both be selected and their ambitious and unlikely plan succeeded! So far things are looking good for Stefanie with a team bronze medal in Equestrian, so fingers crossed for Isabel. Photos Nanjing 2014, Youth Olympic Games.(c)FEI/Richard Juilliart


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