Chris Weale is ready to cheer on his twin brother to Olympic glory in the modern pentathlon.

The Bristol City 'keeper may stay up all night on August 21 to watch Sam - who is older than him by four minutes - going for gold for Great Britain in Beijing.

And Weale, 26, has made sure the whole of Gary Johnson's squad will be right behind Sam as he prepares for the Olympic challenge.

Weale said: "All the lads keep asking me how he is getting on and when he is due to compete.

"I don't know if I'll be able to stay up all night, as we'll have training the next day, and a Championship game at Coventry on the Saturday.

"But I will certainly record it, and hopefully I will be back from training in time for the final event, which is a 3km cross-country run starting at 1.30pm our time."

Before setting off on his run, Sam will have completed four other disciplines - shooting, fencing, swimming and horse-riding.

Keeper Weale tried his hand at multi-event competitions, taking part in a triathlon when he was 12, before realising his future lay in football.

But he reckons footballers have plenty to learn from modern pentathletes like Sam, and he has tried to add some of their qualities to his game.

Weale said: "It is good for me to watch Sam in the fencing competition. There is a big psychological element to it, as there is to being a goalkeeper.

"Sam has a really strong mentality, and that has rubbed off on me. He is very into the psychological side of sport, and I am, too.

"It would be fantastic if he could win. He'll need to go near his personal best in all five events. If he can do that, you never know."

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