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Athlete In Focus: Anthony Clark


A five-time medallist at the Manchester 2002, Melbourne 2006 and Deli 2010 Commonwealth Games former Badminton star Anthony Clark is ready for this year’s Games in Glasgow.

“A Commonwealth Games atmosphere at one of the home nations is an incredible experience” says Anthony “One that I will never forget, it’s just an incredible feeling. Glasgow will be great for fans, athletes and anyone watching the Games unfold at home. I can’t wait until they kick off.”

Recording two Silver and four Bronze Commonwealth Games medals at the, Anthony has seen his fair share of podiums and although being retired, has high hopes for another precious medal for Team England as they compete against some of the best badminton players in the world.

“The Commonwealth Games was one of the biggest parts of my sporting career alongside the Olympic team, it’s one of the big two competitions I always wanted to compete in.”

The man from Derby carried the Queen’s Baton through his home town proudly, declaring both his excitement and expectations for this year’s games.

“You have to go and be ambitious, try and do your best and also try and win that Gold.  I hope this year’s Games goes on to inspire a whole host of future athletes in Glasgow and the rest of the Commonwealth”.

Anthony now contributes to sport as an ambassador for Badminton England, promoting the great benefits that badminton can bring.

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