The Compère 2018

Gail Emms MBE

With Team GB achieving unprecedented Olympic success and the whole of the United Kingdom fascinated by the sporting world, Gail Emms MBE is an icon of British sporting success.  

Former world champion and having won a silver medal at the Athens Olympic Games with mixed badminton doubles partner Nathan Robertson, the sporting star can now look back on a career that saw her reach the very top of her sport.

As one of Britain’s inspiring Olympians, Gail Emms MBE represents the very best of the nation’s sporting offering. Playing badminton from the age of four, she has shaped her career around the sport and began representing her country in 1995.

Her appearances in both women’s and mixed doubles tournaments has seen her awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals and she consistently achieved results that saw her reach the top of the world rankings.

Inspired by her family’s love of sport, Gail Emms MBE was destined for a glittering career.  Now retired from professional competition, she has turned her attentions to sharing the hugely positive impact that sport can have on life and well-being, working as an ambassador for sport and inspiring young people to be more active.