Siobhan Haughey, Charlie Haughey's grandniece, has won big for Hong Kong in the Olympics 1 month ago

Siobhan Haughey, Charlie Haughey's grandniece, has won big for Hong Kong in the Olympics

She did it.

Even Olympians have famous families, and it's no different for Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey who is making history at the Tokyo games.

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Winning the first-ever swimming medal for Hong Kong, Charlie Haughey's grandniece has made quite the impression on us all, with a silver medal in the 200-metre freestyle.

Australia's Ariarne Titmus beat her out for gold but the former Taoiseach's grandniece is making history with her win, and from the smile on her face, you can tell how important it is.

Siobhan's mother is from Hong Kong, while her father is Haughey's brother Sean's son Darach.

Her fellow Hong Kong teammate Cheung-Ka Long won gold on Monday after 25 years since their last gold medal.

Siobhan told the Irish Independent that she wants to be an inspiration to other athletes both in the games and at home.

She said: "My achievement, coupled with Cheung Ka-long in fencing, can inspire other Hong Kong athletes who are here in Tokyo, and 'add oil' to them.

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"Those swimmers back home - continue to train hard and you will be the next."

And heading straight to Instagram to celebrate with a snap of herself with her silver medal, she simply said: "We did it."

Reposting the same picture to her story, she wrote: "Thanks for all the amazing support. I still have races coming up so I'm very behind in replying to everyone's messages - hope everyone understands."