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At just 28 years old, Kirsty Gilmour has flown the flag for both Great Britain and Scotland across the world including, most recently, the Tokyo 2021 Olympics.
Here Kirtsy shares her sporting journey with our Footwork Young Ambassadors with questions which covered everything from when she first started playing badminton (her family made it a pretty natural choice!), to what she loves about the sport.

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The life of an Olympic judoka

Gemma Howell is a British judo player, who originally comes from Stafford. In 2018, she took home the Bronze at the European Championships in Tel Aviv. Gemma also previously competed at the home Olympics back in 2012. Then, most recently, she competed against other judokas from all over the world, in the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. We spoke to Gemma and about her experience of the Olympics, asking her the questions that came in to us from our young ambassadors.

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Emma Botham – Among Britain’s rising athletics stars

In the exciting run-up to the Olympics, we were delighted to get the chance to speak to one of Britain’s rising athletics stars. Emma Botham is a discus thrower, based in Derbyshire. She has been competing across the nation for a number of years, and her consistent progression (plus some pretty mind-blowing distances!) makes her a real one-to-watch.

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