WSA AMBASSADOR

KIRSTY GILMOUR

Team GB Badminton Player, Kirsty Gilmour joins the WSA as an official Ambassador

Team GB Badminton Player, Kirsty Gilmour joins the WSA as an official Ambassador

Hi! My name is Kirsty Gilmour and I’m a Commonwealth and Olympic badminton player. I won medals at the Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth games and competed in the Rio Olympics in 2016. I’m a full time player and I have reached 14 in the world rankings.
 
Outside of sport I am a film geek (certified with a BA in Film-making and Screenwriting from the University of the West of Scotland), a food and coffee lover and proud feminist. I work regularly as a contributor with the BBC and have written columns for The Herald and online publications.
 
I’ve never been the most talented, skillful or smartest player but I bring an annoying amount of persistence (coaches quotes are available upon request as evidence) and hard work to my training and competing. My logic being: the harder you train the more you can eat. 
But on a more serious note, I have arrived at the point of being the oldest member of our current national team and so I have a responsibility to set a good example of focus, commitment, organisation and energy for the squad. It’s a constant work in progress but I can see small changes in attitudes and behaviours from the younger players which makes the work even more worth it.
 
As soon as I heard about the WSA I was immediately keen to be involved. Any excuse to join with a like-minded bunch of people focussed on women’s sport: I’m in! I’ve been an unofficial advocate for years but I guess this just makes it official now! I’m delighted to asked to be an ambassador and can’t wait to get started.

KIRSTY GILMOUR

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