Gail Emms MBE is an icon of British sporting success, with a string of gold, silver and bronze medals achieved in a huge array of international competitions and Olympic Games. As a former world champion and having won a silver medal at the Athens Olympic Games with mixed badminton doubles partner Nathan Robertson, Gail Emms MBE has now retired and can look back on a career that saw her reach the very top of her sport, taking on new and exciting projects.
As one of Britain’s inspiring Olympians, Gail Emms MBE represents the very best of the nation’s sporting offering. She began playing badminton from the age of four and she has shaped her career around the sport representing her country for the first time in 1995.
Her appearances in both women’s and mixed doubles tournaments has seen her repeatedly decorated with medals and she consistently achieved results that saw her reach the top of the world rankings.
Inspired by her family’s love of sport, Gail was always destined for a glittering career. Now retired from professional competition, she has turned her attentions to sharing the hugely positive impact that sport can have on life and well-being, working as a Youth Sport Trust and Badminton Sport England Ambassador, inspiring young people to be more active and lead a healthy lifestyle.