Libby's silver makes it a family double in London 2012 Paralympics
Sprinter Libby Clegg completed a family double when she won silver in the Paralympics, shortly after her younger brother won bronze in the pool.
The 22-year-old Loughborough University student finished second in T12 100m on Sunday, an hour after James, 18, collected his medal in the S12 100m butterfly final.
"It had to be done," said Libby. "I couldn't have my little brother beating me. Not to take it away from him, though, he's brilliant.
"I'm extremely proud of him."
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The siblings have the same congenital eye condition – Stargardt's macular dystrophy – with Libby having only slight peripheral vision in her left eye.
Running with guide Mikail Huggins, Libby finished in a time of 12.13 seconds and added to the silver she won in the same event in Beijing four years ago.
She said hearing of James's success shortly before her race had given her a boost.
"It definitely lifted me," she said.
Mikail said: "It was a wonderful experience, a wicked opportunity, and we just hope that we can go on and win more medals together."
Libby, who competes in the heats of the 200m on Thursday, broke the world record in the first round of the 100m.
But her time of 12.17 seconds was bettered twice in the next two heats and stood at 11.91 seconds by the end of the day.
Libby said it was a sign of improving standards in Paralympic competition.
"It's great to see Paralympic athletics moving on," she said. "The winner Zhou Guohua is a fantastic athlete.
"The profile of Paralympic sport has increased so much in the lead-up to this and it's fantastic. I can't believe how much interest there is.
"It's amazing to have that home support and I hope it continues for future Paralympics."
Broughton Astley's Joe Dodson, meanwhile, believes the Games have put his sport – goalball – on the map.
Paralympic GB team's hopes of progressing to the quarters was ended by a 7-3 defeat to European champions Finland.
However, Joe, 27, who is visually impaired and plays for the Blaby goalball team, said: "This team has been together on and off since 2010 but there is a massive future and potential in the squad.
"We've already had Lord Coe come and watch us and we've had huge support here.
"The sport is only going to grow."
Dodson and his teammates were due to get one final chance to get their first win in the tournament today.
He said: "We've got Brazil next and we have to go out with a smile on our faces. Let's finish on a high with a win."