By The Numbers: Does being the younger sibling help you excel at sports?

Studies suggest that elite athletes are more likely to be younger siblings.
1:15 | 12/02/20

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We turn to new research that you are signaling his may have a better shot at owning elite athletes and their older Brothers and sisters here's a look by the numbers and we'll start with some examples. 23 grand slams that's a record of the unrivaled Serena Williams while older sister Venus has seven Grand Slam singles titles or her name. Still impressive of course. The youngest of three boys Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest basketball player of all time elite athletes have on average one point 04 older siblings while near elite athletes have just zero point 61 older siblings on average according to a study by. University of Utah professor Mark Williams and 538 contributor to weight more about 75% of athletes vying for a spot on the US women's national soccer team have an older sibling including stars. Mega number of pinot Mia Hamm and Alex Morgan while only 20% are the oldest child according to a 2014 studies. It baseball younger Brothers were two times more likely than older brother's record superior career batting statistics according to a 2010 study of Brothers in the penalty. And finally younger siblings like me are about 40% more likely to be allowed to play dangerous contact sports as kids as one study found.

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