Monday, August 23, 2004

GB badminton coach. And Robin.

Robin and the GB badders man
Originally uploaded by athens2004blog.

This is Andy Wood, the Great Britain badminton coach, who we bumped into at the hockey.

Andy is very pleased with the silver medal the GB mixed doubles couple won, but was obviously slightly disappointed that they came so close to gold without winning it.

Apparently the whole GB badminton team did better than expected - and the mixed doubles silver meant that the team improved on the bronze they won in Sydney.

Robin told Andy all about meeting the Chinese women's badminton bronze medalist last week, passing on crucial tips about how tight her grip was and suchlike. Remember, if we win badminton gold in Beijing, that little red-breasted bird will have played a minor (but decisive) part...

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