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Encyclopedia > Gail Emms
Medal record
Olympic Games
Badminton
Silver 2004 Athens Mixed doubles
World Championships
Gold 2006 Madrid Mixed Doubles

Gail Elizabeth Emms (born July 23, 1977 in Bedford) is an English badminton player who has achieved international success in doubles tournaments. Badminton at the Summer Olympics had its debut at the 1992 Summer Olympics and has been contested in 4 Olympiads. ... The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held at the Goudi Olympic Hall at the Goudi Olympic Complex where participants competed for 5 gold medals. ... The 15th IBF World Championships are due to be held in Madrid, the capital of Spain, from September 18 to September 24, 2006. ... // Category: ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Bedford is the county town of the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... The Danish Olympic badminton player Peter Gade Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles). ...


A badminton player since the age of four, Emms was first chosen to represent England in 1995, and has regularly played for her country ever since. From a sporting family, her mother represented England at football in the 1971 Women's World Cup. She also attended the Dame Alice Harpur School in Bedford, a private school very strong in sport. Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Dame Alice Harpur School is a girls’ independent school in Bedford, United Kingdom. ... Statistics Population: 82,488 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TL055495 Administration District: Bedford Shire county: Bedfordshire Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Bedfordshire Historic county: Bedfordshire Services Police force: Bedfordshire Police Ambulance service: East of England Post office and telephone Post town...


Her best results to date have been winning gold at the 2004 European Championships in Geneva, and a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games, both partnering Nathan Robertson in the mixed doubles. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester she earned a bronze medal partnering Joanne Goode in the women's doubles and won gold as part of the England team in the mixed team event. In the English National Badminton Championships she has come first in the mixed doubles three times, and won the women's doubles twice. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... There are various championships held in a variety of sports on a European Level: European Football Championship (football) European LC Championships (swimming) European SC Championships (swimming) European Mens Handball Championship (handball) European Womens Handball Championship (handball) Rugby League European Nations Cup (formerly known as the European Championship) (Rugby... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German: //, Italian: Ginevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ... The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Nathan James Robertson (born May 30, 1977, Nottingham) is an English badminton player who has achieved international success in both mens and mixed doubles events. ... The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England from July 25 to August 4. ... Manchester is a major city in North West England, historically notable for being the worlds first industrialised city, and its subsequent central role in the Industrial Revolution. ...


Emms competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in women's doubles with partner Donna Kellogg. They defeated Koon Wai Chee and Li Wing Mui of Hong Kong in the first round but were defeated by Zhao Tingting and Wei Yili of China in the round of 16. Badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held at the Goudi Olympic Hall at the Goudi Olympic Complex where participants competed for 5 gold medals. ... Donna Kellogg (born 20 January 1978) is a female badminton player from the United Kingdom. ... Koon Wai Chee Louisa (Chinese: 官惠慈) (born 26 July 1980) is a female badminton player from Hong Kong. ... Li Wing Mui (Traditional Chinese: 李詠梅) (born 19 September 1979) is a female badminton player from Hong Kong. ... Zhao Tingting (Simplified Chinese: 赵婷婷, pinyin: Zhào Tíngtíng) (born 28 November 1982 in Nantong (南通), Jiangsu province) is a female badminton player from the Peoples Republic of China. ... Wei Yili (Simplified Chinese: 魏轶力, pinyin: Wèi Yìlì) (born 24 June 1982) is a female badminton player from the Peoples Republic of China. ...


She also competed in mixed doubles with Robertson. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Björn Siegemund and Nicol Pitro of Germany in the second. In the quarterfinals, Emms and Robertson beat Chen Qiqiu and Zhao Tingting of China 15-8, 17-15 to advance to the semifinals. There, they beat Jonas Rasmussen and Rikke Olsen of Denmark 15-6, 15-12. In the final, they lost to Chinese pair Zhang Jun and Gao Ling 15-1, 12-15, 15-12 to finish with the silver medal. Björn Siegemund (born 30 September 1973) is a male badminton player from Germany. ... Nicol Pitro (born 7 October 1975) is a female badminton player from Germany. ... Chen Qiqiu (Simplified Chinese: 陈其遒, pinyin: Chén Qíqiú) (born 4 January 1978 in Meizhou, Guangdong province) is a male badminton player from the Peoples Republic of China. ... Zhao Tingting (Simplified Chinese: 赵婷婷, pinyin: Zhào Tíngtíng) (born 28 November 1982 in Nantong (南通), Jiangsu province) is a female badminton player from the Peoples Republic of China. ... Jonas Rasmussen (born 28 October 1977) is a male badminton player from Denmark. ... Rikke Olsen (born April 19, 1975) is a female badminton player from Denmark. ... Zhang Jun (张军) (born 26 November 1977) is a male badminton player from the Peoples Republic of China. ... Gao Ling (Chinese: 高凌, pinyin: Gāo Líng) (born 14 March 1979 in Wuhan, Hubei province) is a female badminton player from the Peoples Republic of China. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ...


She is currently ranked no.1 in mixed doubles with Nathan Robertson. Nathan James Robertson (born May 30, 1977, Nottingham) is an English badminton player who has achieved international success in both mens and mixed doubles events. ...


The 2006 Commonwealth Games brought Emms a Silver in the team event, a Bronze in the Women's doubles and a Gold in the mixed doubles. An additional gold together with Robertson followed at the 2006 IBF World Championships. Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations. ... The 15th IBF World Championships are due to be held in Madrid, the capital of Spain, from September 18 to September 24, 2006. ...


External links

  • Gail's Official website

  Results from FactBites:
 
MVP Cup 2006 (129 words)
Gail Emms and Donna Kellogg have recently risen to the top of the women’s doubles badminton world through strong results both in Europe and Asia.
Gail participated in the MVP Cup in 2005 winning her mixed doubles match with partner Nathan Robertson (then #1 in the world) in a thriller over local heroes, the Asuncions.
Emms and Kellogg are currently ranked 4th in the world and should be favorites to take home the points in this match-up.
Gail Emms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (389 words)
Gail Elizabeth Emms (born July 23, 1977 in Bedford) is an English badminton player who has achieved international success in doubles tournaments.
Emms competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in women's doubles with partner Donna Kellogg.
In the quarterfinals, Emms and Robertson beat Chen Qiqiu and Zhao Tingting of China 15-8, 17-15 to advance to the semifinals.
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