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Gail Emms - My Olympic year (part IV)

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posted May 22, 2008

Hi Gail,

Hope all goes well with training and Nathan's recovery.

What do you do about on-court practice whilst Nathan is injured ? I assume using a different partner is difficult, as you get used to a person's playing style ? Are you mainly concentrating on off-court training at the moment ?

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posted May 22, 2008

Gail - great to hear how your preparations are going in Olympic year. Hope Nathan gets fit and raring to go soon.ok

Would be fantastic to see an all British final - and I will be following the Brits progress throughout the competition.

Couple of questions:

I know there is a schedule but are you aware what times your matches will be played (early mornings for UK viewers or later on around midday) ??

Will you be taking any special foods with you or will it be a case of eating a bit of the locally made food ... (excuse my ignorance but being an athlete this is obviously a very important consideration for you)....??

ok

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posted May 22, 2008

I need some badminton tips before I play a tournament in a couple of weeks. What's the best way for a relative beginner to get some cheap points off better players?

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posted May 23, 2008

smart, the British Olympic Association website has a very neat interactive schedule. You can filter for individual athletes, like Gail:
http://www.olympics.org.uk/beijing2008/ScheduleDetailed.aspx?AT=5592

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posted May 23, 2008

Martin

Thanks - thats very helpful.ok

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posted May 27, 2008

IS THERE NO TEAM EVENT THIS YEAR??

AM I GETTING CONFUSED, WAS THERE ONE IN ATHENS/SYDNEY??

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posted May 27, 2008

Congratulations on making the olympic squad Gail. It will be great to scream at the tv once more when your playing. Best of luck to you and the rest of the selected players

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posted May 27, 2008

I think the team event was in the Commonwealth Games.

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posted May 28, 2008

Good luck Gail this olympic badminton event is going to be extremley hard to win because the chinese are going to be wanting to put on a good show infront of their own crowd and to be honest i can see china ting the badminton scene with the players they have. good luck ( you'll need it )

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posted Jun 4, 2008

Last night, my dog Minton, ate all my Shuttlecocks

I shouted at him "BAD MINTON"!

That is all.

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posted Jun 5, 2008

id like to give gail my shuttlecock

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posted Jun 6, 2008

The best tip to win a match is to hit it so the other person cant hit it back! That normally wins a match!

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posted Jun 12, 2008

Or do what I do and hit the b@#tard on the beams of the leisure centre and claim you can hit it so hard it disappeared into a vortex

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posted Jun 17, 2008

shuttlecock \o/

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