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Created on 25 October 2011
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Name: Morag Johnson
Date of birth: a true lady never reveals her age! (Ok then…21)
Marital status: Married
Residence: Edinburgh
Main event(s): All wheelchair disability tournaments possible
Current partner(s): Laura-Lee Jenkins and Denny Ventton
Scottish Senior Caps: 19 (able bodied)
Scottish Titles: quite a few. (Able bodied)
Other notable achievements: 2 gold’s and one silver medal at 4 Nations Disability event, English Leg, Manchester 2010
Coach(s): Andy Cooke and Steve Johnson.
Sponsors: Open to suitable offers
Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): Da Vinci wheelchair, badminton racket and white trainers.
Badminton Goals & Ambitions: continue to improve and be selected for badminton wheelchair team in 2016 Olympics (if it gets in!)
Typical week Training Schedule: too complex to reveal.
When did you start playing badminton and why?: Have played different sports all my life and went along with my mum and dad to have a go at badminton, and as they say the rest is history.
First badminton memories: not being allowed to stay to the end of the club night as I had to be in my bed by 9pm!!
What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player? Meeting lots of different people and the challenge of winning.
If not badminton then…: enjoying outdoors, in particular going for walks with my wonderful dog.
Tips for young players: never give up and remember everyone wants to win. It’s easy to be a good winner.
Superstition: top secret
Hobbies: cooking, baking, playing board games and WII games.
Favourite food: Oat cakes.
Favourite music: my daughter’s band, GiveWay.
Favourite foreign badminton destination: anywhere.
Favourite badminton tournament: The first ever Shetland open.
Most admired badminton player: Fleming Delfs.

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