Talk about sibling rivalries! Meet the Lopez family from Sugar Land, Texas. The Lopez's are trying to become just the second trio of siblings to be on the same Summer Olympic squad.
Mark Lopez, 25 won the men's bantam/featherweight taekwondo final on Thursday at the U.S. Olympic team trials. His win placed him into the World Olympic Qualification tournament in Manchester, England next month. A top-three finish would place him on the 2008 squad.
Mark's siblings aren't far behind him. Brother Steven, 28, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and four time champion in the combined light/welterweight division. The last time he lost a match? 2000. Then there's sister Diana, 23. She's battling for the long spot in the women's bantam/feather division on Friday.
If all three earn the right to represent the United States at next year's Beijing Games, it will mark the first time that three siblings will represent the U.S. team in the same summer sport since 1904, when brothers Edward, Richard and William Tritschler competed in men's gymnastics, though none won any medals.
Martial arts really runs through the family. All three siblings are coached by older brother Jean, who is also the national team coach. Could this be a competitive family? Are Steven and Diana feeling the pressure? Brother Mark has some thoughts, that's for sure.
"Their chances are really good," Mark Lopez said. "They are the reigning world champions and this will be a big stepping stone for them. They just need to go out and do their jobs. They cannot take anything for granted."
That's right. No pressure at all.