Stepping out of sister's shadow

Marat Veloso, brother of Martina, breaks national record; aims for Olympic success

Marat Veloso has had big shoes to fill ever since he first picked up an air rifle aged 12. As the younger brother of Commonwealth Games champion Martina, expectations on him have always been high.

"When you have a sibling who is performing extremely well, breaking records, clinching medals in major Games, everyone expects you to do the same," said Marat, 18.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2021, with the headline 'Stepping out of sister's shadow'. Subscribe