BBC Sport - My Story: Gail Emms on her badminton journey to Olympic silver medallist

My Story: Gail Emms

Athens Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms says following her mum's footsteps at Bedford & County Badminton Club led her to success.

"I remember watching the 1992 Barcelona Games and it was the first time that badminton was an Olympic sport," says the Athens mixed doubles finalist.

"I turned to my mum and said 'I'm going to go to the Olympic Games'."

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