Mahre brothers win gold and silver medal in slalom

Throughout the history of sports, we’ve seen incredible feats by family members.  Fathers and sons have played on the same team, sisters have competed in the Wimbledon final, and brothers have went against each other in hockey games.  However, in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, two brothers did something unprecedented.

On this day, February 19th, 1984, twin brothers Steven and Phil Mahre took home the Gold and Silver medal in the slalom race.  Phil finished .21 seconds ahead of Steven to take the Gold medal.

Of the two brothers, Phil Mahre was the more successful athlete. Phil has been called one of the greatest American skiers to ever live, with 27 World Cup victories, third most by any American.