Lisa and Anna Hahner, a pair of twin runner competing for Germany, finished their career in Rio holding hands as they crossed the finish line of their Olympic marathon. What was a beautiful moment between a pair of siblings was quickly overshadowed by negative criticism from their home countyr. The 26-year-old sisters came in 81st and 8nd, finishing 21 minutes behind the winning runner. Fans criticised them for not trying hard enough and claim that the sisters only held hands as a marketing ploy to draw media attention. Heaven forbid these young women might have actually been caught up in the emotional moment of finishing a grueling marathon at the same time!
The twins defended their performance in a Facebook post translated from German, “We are satisfied? No. Crossing the finish line? Still one of our biggest sporting moments.”