Sporty twins Emily and Ryan Barrett had DOUBLE reason to celebrate at the recent Middlesex Championships.

The duo, aged 14, both came home with medals for the mantlepiece at their home in Brantwood Avenue, Isleworth.

This despite having just been shifted up an age group to U17 and being among the youngest in their category.

Emily won gold in the 800m, clocking an impressive 2:20.18 mins, while Ryan landed bronze in the discus, throwing a mighty 34.34m.

And both have ambitions to go into professional sport when they finish their exams at Bishop Wand School in Sunbury.

Proud mum Gisele Taylor said: "It's early days yet, but Emily wants to be a middle distance runner, while Ryan will have to make a decision between the discus and rugby.

"He plays rugby for his school and London Irish U15s, but enjoys the discus and won bronze in it at the English Schools Championships too.

"But they have both always been into sport, from the age of about five onwards."

Emily in particular is a chip off the old block.

Gisele used to be a middle-distance runner herself for Havering AC and starred in the English Schools Championships too.

She is now a coach at Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC, where both the twins compete, and where she coaches Emily.

Taylor added: "They don't have telepathy or anything like that which you read about with some twins, but they are very close.

"They don't fight and argue like most other siblings - a very different sort of relationship to the one I had with my older brother!"

Meanwhile, Barrett followed her success at the Middlesex Championships by helping the WSEH U17 girls' relay team set a new UK Young Athletes League record at the weekend.

She teamed up with Chanel Taite, Lois Bond and Laura Burke to win the 4 x 300m in a new mark of 2:51.2 mins, storming to victory by a massive margin of 75m.