The 24-year-old Olympian is furious that Emma was labelled 'bitter' and 'jealous'...
Laura Trott is most definitely one of our biggest girl crushes right now.
The track and road cyclist, 24, is officially Britain’s greatest ever female Olympian, having won the team pursuit and the omnium events at both the London and Rio Games. Ah-mazing, right?
Considering how proud Team GB (and the rest of the country) are, we can only imagine how her loved ones must be feeling.
But unfortunately for her family, an interview with Laura’s older sister Emma has attracted a bit of negative attention – after she was accused of being ‘bitter’ and ‘jealous’. Eep.
Speaking to ITV Today about Laura’s most recent omnium triumph, the 26-year-old said: ‘Laura’s not worked any harder than anybody else has, everyone works hard to get to the level in which them 24 riders were at.
‘But it was the hours of sacrifice, not just that we made, from not going to school discos or going out with friends or the sacrifices that mum and dad made for us.
‘The amount of times that Laura kicked up a fuss on hills because dad and I were dropping her [and she said]: “If you don’t slow down I’m going to ring mum, she can come and pick me up.”
‘And I think back to them moments and I think: “How on earth was she the one that made it to be Olympic champion, you know?”‘
However, she also explained that she managed to catch Laura’s race on TV while working, adding that it was ‘so nice’ and ‘really special’ to see it and that she had ‘a few tears in her eyes’.
Laura has since spoken out in support of Emma, Tweeting: ‘1/3 Reading some nasty messages re my sister this morning.. Bitter, Jelous? If only you people knew! She is one of my biggest supporters.
‘To me I am just her sister! I am not a ‘hero’ a ‘celebrity’.. Shes been there for me through thick and thin!! She was my idol growing up..
‘Yes she was working while I raced! I’m sure a lot of people who care about me were? I love my sister to the moon, so all u nasty people #shh.
‘I love you @EmmaTrott1989 thats all that matters right X [sic].’
Aw. Let’s all leave Emma alone now, yeah? Congratulations again, Laura!