Watch: Partner of Kiwi cyclist Linda Villumsen dragged into sibling controversy with Laura Trott
Source: Good Morning Britain. Rio golden girl Laura Trott is stoutly backing her Christchurch-based sister Emma, whose interview from New Zealand on British television has been described as "awkward". The Mirror said Emma Trott had been branded as "bitter" and "jealous" following an interview on Good Morning Britain. "However, the roots of this morning's awkward TV appearance may lie in the personal tragedies which led Emma to quit the sport both she and her younger sibling love," the Mirror continued. The 26-year-old Emma Trott retired two years ago, after struggling to combine her sports career and long term relationship with Villumsen, a member of the New Zealand road cycling team in Rio and the current world time trial champion.