The 2004 Athens Olympics saw Gail Emms MBE reach the pinnacle of a glittering badminton career, winning silver with her long-term mixed doubles partner, Nathan Robertson. The pair went on to win World Championship gold in 2006, a year in which they also picked up their second consecutive Commonwealth gold in Melbourne, Australia. Completing her haul with two European titles, Gail is one of Britain’s most successful ever badminton athletes.
Gail Emms’ mixed doubles partnership with Nathan Robertson dominated the world of Badminton for the greater part of the 2000s. During that period the pair piled up an enviable series of global titles and accolades and became household names thanks to the scale of their success.
She first represented England all the way back in 1995 and came to national prominence in 2002 at the Manchester Commonwealth Games, claiming gold in the mixed team event and bronze in the women’s doubles and adding to the European championship she won in Geneva earlier that year. From there Gail and Nathan enjoyed a hot streak of success until she opted to retire from the sport following the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Gail Emms is an extraordinary role model and Britain’s highest profile badminton athlete of the modern era. She was honoured with an MBE in 2009 and joined the Champions Celebrity Agency in 2013. Since then we have worked hard securing her several broadcasting and media opportunities and built her profile as a passionate sports speaker on the after dinner speaker circuit.