• UK Sport cut badminton funding for Tokyo 2020

    London: Although Britons Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge won bronze medal in the men's doubles event in Rio Olympics this summer, Badminton became one of five sports to lose all UK Sport funding for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

    UK sports have invested £5.74m in the last Olympic cycle in badminton, and Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge were able to live up to expectation by taking home the bronze in men's doubles. Unfortunately, Badminton was the only sport that won an Olympic medal this summer to have its funding removed.Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge win men's doubles bronze medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AP)

    Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge win men's doubles bronze medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AP)

  • Baby saves Gail Emms from depression

    England: Olympic badminton player Gail Emms has admitted that having a baby saved her from depression - and probably saved her life.

    Gail, who lives in Milton Keynes, is backing calls to help sports stars after they retire, and revealed she spiraled into depression after retiring from playing badminton in 2008.Gail Emms has said that having a baby saved her life - as she was suffering with depression

    Gail Emms has said that having a baby saved her life - as she was suffering with depression

  • English badminton’s golden years are set to return…

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    It has been a decade since Gail Emms lifted the YONEX All England Badminton Championship doubles crown and 11 years since she claimed a silver medal at the Athens Olympic Games. But having witnessed the form and progression of pairing Chris and Gabby Adcock – they claimed Commonwealth Games gold last year in Glasgow – Emms is convinced the golden years are set to return to English badminton.Gail Emms

    Gail Emms

  • Gail Emms plays at English National Championships

    London: Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms is relishing the chance to return to the court for this weekend's English National Badminton Championships although she admits it will be a case of mind over matter as she bids for mixed doubles success.

    Emms claimed mixed doubles silver at Athens 2004 alongside partner Nathan Robertson before announcing her retirement four years later after the Games in Beijing.Gail Emms is one of the hottest female badminton players in the 2000's

    Gail Emms is one of the hottest female badminton players in the 2000's

  • Gail Emms returns to badminton for ten-year anniversary game

    By scott.kirk

    Milton Keynes-based Gail Emms MBE, the Olympic silver medallist, will celebrate her 10-year anniversary of topping the world rankings by taking on the best players in the country later this month.Gail Emms is England's sweetheart of badminton

    Gail Emms is England's sweetheart of badminton

  • England's national badminton league (NBL) to raise standards

    London: Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms insists the new National Badminton League (NBL) is the spark the sport needed to help Great Britain challenge for medals on the global stage.Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson (right)

    Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson (right)

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