Badminton tips from 2012 Olympic medallist

PUBLISHED: 18:01 10 February 2017

Gordano School welcomed Olympic silver medallist Mizuki Fujii and the Bristol Jets badminton team for a  session with year seven. Picture: Jeremy Long

Gordano School welcomed Olympic silver medallist Mizuki Fujii and the Bristol Jets badminton team for a session with year seven. Picture: Jeremy Long

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An Olympic silver medallist popped into Gordano School this week to pass on some words of wisdom to young Portishead students.

Gordano School welcomed Olympic silver medallist Mizuki Fujii and the Bristol Jets badminton team for a  session with year seven. Picture: Jeremy LongGordano School welcomed Olympic silver medallist Mizuki Fujii and the Bristol Jets badminton team for a session with year seven. Picture: Jeremy Long

Badminton player Mizuki Fujii, who claimed a silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012, visited the school on Monday morning and gave the year seven pupils some tips to improve their play.

Mizuki, who retired from professional play after winning a medal five years ago, was joined by other members of the Bristol Jets badminton team.

Gordano School has an enviable record when it comes to badminton.

Key stage four students, Abi Radcliffe, Alice Brett, Abi Kemp and Lucy Gorham, managed to win the national schools championship last year.


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