Olympic medallist Marcus Ellis honoured by Commonwealth Games selection

PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 February 2018

St Albans-based Marcus Ellis will lokk to add to his Olympic bronze medal after being selected for England at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast. Picture: NICK WEBSTER

St Albans-based Marcus Ellis will lokk to add to his Olympic bronze medal after being selected for England at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast. Picture: NICK WEBSTER

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An Olympic medallist from St Albans is looking to add to his impressive career haul after being selected for Team England’s Commonwealth Games squad.

Marcus Ellis, who along with Chris Langridge won bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics, is one of 10 badminton players to be chosen for the tournament that starts in Australia’s Gold Coast in April.

Six of the 10 were part of the team in Glasgow four years ago which collected five medals, including gold, but Ellis is making his Commonwealth debut.

He said: “I am really happy to be selected. It is always a great honour to represent your country in any event, but at a multi-sports event like the Commonwealth Games, it is a real honour.

“I will be making my debut at the games so it is something new and exciting for me.”

English badminton has a rich heritage of winning medals at the games and tops the all-time record table with over 100.

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