England’s star Donna Kellogg encouraged winners

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England’s star Donna Kellogg encouraged winners

Donna Kellogg was there to buck up the morale of the youngsters. Donna Kellogg who was invited for a prize distribution ceremony at Bosworth College in Desford where she presented herself in front of her fans. She has been one of the most successful female badminton players of the country. Donna Kellogg is an English badminton player who started playing badminton at the age of 10. She appeared in the international badminton court at the age of 19 years in 1997. Her first match was against a Chinese player at the World Championships whom she beat. Her highest rank was 4th in international ranking. She had won European Women’s Doubles gold medal twice in her life in 2000 and 2006. She has in her trophy box, 11 English National titles, 1 gold medal at the Commonwealth games, 2 European gold medals and many more. She has also the honour of representing England in Olympics for 3 times.

The time she spent with the young players, she encouraged the a lot. The sportswoman of the year award was given to Sarah Padbury who won 3 gold medals in a year. The swimmer sportsman of the year award was given to Jamie Thorpe who made a record in 50 and 100 meter butterfly. He is also top in national rankings and 3rd in European rankings. Donna Kellogg seemed very happy among the junior players and so were the junior players. Donna Kellogg, who retired at the age of 31 when she was at her career best ranking enjoyed the evening. She suffered many problems during her sports career. Some times foot injuries hurdled in her way to success and other times back-ache did not allow her to move ahead. But apart from all these difficulties she managed to rise in the badminton history and wrote her name in golden words in the badminton history of England.

When she left the game she set a wonderful instance for the upcoming youth. She left a message for t he younger players that when you are out-and-out and loyal with your sports then you can achieve your goals. She was really a star for England. The evening at Bosworth College ended with some rejuvenating  tips to the young players from Donna Kellogg.



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