11. Oct, 2017

UK Sport cuts funding is matched by the problems Emms has faced as a retired

Emms and Robertson were also world champions in 2006 and she won two Commonwealth Games gold medals and a matching pair of European titles.
She won her silver medal in badminton at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, playing in the mixed doubles with Nathan Robertson, at a time when British sporting success was a rarity.

Emms obtained a sports science degree in 1998 and, rather than expecting free handouts as a former Olympian, she would just like a chance to prove her intelligence and vitality could be useful in the job market. In a blog entitled ‘I’m ashamed to admit I’m struggling,’ I am feeling lost and with no direction, no purpose, no career, no identity and who the hell do I go to? I am not sure I can cope with more rejections.”