Gail Emms

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Badminton Player
Date of Birth July 23, 1977
Place of Birth England
Age 43 years old
Horoscope Leo

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Gail Elizabeth Emms MBE is a retired English badminton player who has achieved international success in doubles tournaments. A badminton player since the age of four, Emms was first chosen to represent England in 1995 and regularly played for her country until her retirement from professional sport in 2008. Her best results were winning gold at the 2006 World Championships in Madrid, 2004 European Championships in Geneva, and a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games, partnering Nathan Robertson in the mixed doubles. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester she won a bronze medal with Joanne Goode in the women's doubles and won gold as part of the England team in the mixed team event. She also took the World Badminton Grand Prix title in 2003 with Nathan Robertson. In the English National Badminton Championships she won the mixed doubles three times and the women's doubles twice.

Birth name: Gail Elizabeth Emms
Born: July 23, 1977, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
Handedness: Right
Coach: Andy Wood, Julian Robertson
Highest ranking: 1 (in XD)

About Gail Emms

English badminton player who won the mixed doubles title at the BWF World Championships as well as the Commonwealth Games in 2006. She won a silver medal representing England at the 2004 Summer Olympics and retired from the sport shortly after participating in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Before Fame

She started playing badminton at age 4 and attended the private girls' school Dame Alice Harpur School in Bedford. She graduated with a BSc in Sports Science from Kingston University in 1998.


In march 2014 she appeared on the BBC game show Sport Relief's Top Dog along with her dog Raffa, who ended up winning the competition.

Family Life

Her first child, Harry, was born in 2010. Her second child, Oliver, was born in 2013.


She completed against South Korean player Lee Young-dae in the quarterfinals of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Information related to Gail Emms

  • People educated at Dame Alice Harpur School
  • Olympic badminton players of Great Britain
  • Badminton players at the 2002 Commonwealth Games
  • English female badminton players
  • Badminton players at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
  • Olympic medalists in badminton
  • Badminton players at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Badminton players at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Commonwealth Games medallists in badminton
  • Olympic silver medallists for Great Britain
  • Commonwealth Games gold medallists for England
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Latest information about Gail Emms updated on January 18, 2021.

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