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This will be the first time in the world that three siblings compete on the same Olympic team in the same event, according to the Canadian Olympic Committee.
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Dufour-Lapointe sisters.
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When you watch the ladies' moguls event, you might think you're seeing triple.

"We will be three at the Olympic Games," says one of three Montreal sisters representing Team Canada later this week.

24-year-old Maxime, 22-year-old Chloe and 19-year-old Justine Dufour-Lapointe will travel to Sochi together.

"I think it's never happened before," Justine says.

And she's right. This will be the first time in the world that three siblings compete on the same Olympic team in the same event, according to the Canadian Olympic Committee.

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Justine says the triple threat will be to their advantage because they're competitive with each other, in a good way.

"You always push yourself even more because you have someone next to you who does well, so you say, 'Okay, I need to do the same,' " Justine says.

The sisters have been training together and competing against each for years, something they admit has not always been easy. But they've learned to deal with the kinks.

"When we have a fight or an argument, we just tell each other we need to talk right now," she says.

"We are really honest [with each other] and I think that's the key," adds Chloe.

The sisters say there are a lot more benefits than drawbacks to skiing being a family affair.

"It's actually pretty cool to always have your sisters with you," Justine says.

When you see the Dufour-Lapointe sisters on the screen, Justine says you'll be able to tell them apart.

"I'm a bit of a clown. I love to make people laugh," she says. "And Maxime - she's really rational and she thinks with her brain."

The sisters are going to give the competition their all, but they're also looking forward to having some fun and experiencing moments they will always remember.

"It could be legendary," Justine says.

The Ladies' Moguls finals take place this Saturday, the day before Maxime turns 25.

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Dufour-Lapointe sisters.
CTV News

When you watch the ladies' moguls event, you might think you're seeing triple.

"We will be three at the Olympic Games," says one of three Montreal sisters representing Team Canada later this week.

24-year-old Maxime, 22-year-old Chloe and 19-year-old Justine Dufour-Lapointe will travel to Sochi together.

"I think it's never happened before," Justine says.

And she's right. This will be the first time in the world that three siblings compete on the same Olympic team in the same event, according to the Canadian Olympic Committee.

LISTEN: 

Justine says the triple threat will be to their advantage because they're competitive with each other, in a good way.

"You always push yourself even more because you have someone next to you who does well, so you say, 'Okay, I need to do the same,' " Justine says.

The sisters have been training together and competing against each for years, something they admit has not always been easy. But they've learned to deal with the kinks.

"When we have a fight or an argument, we just tell each other we need to talk right now," she says.

"We are really honest [with each other] and I think that's the key," adds Chloe.

The sisters say there are a lot more benefits than drawbacks to skiing being a family affair.

"It's actually pretty cool to always have your sisters with you," Justine says.

When you see the Dufour-Lapointe sisters on the screen, Justine says you'll be able to tell them apart.

"I'm a bit of a clown. I love to make people laugh," she says. "And Maxime - she's really rational and she thinks with her brain."

The sisters are going to give the competition their all, but they're also looking forward to having some fun and experiencing moments they will always remember.

"It could be legendary," Justine says.

The Ladies' Moguls finals take place this Saturday, the day before Maxime turns 25.

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