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Windsurfer Emma Wilson hails hockey ahead of Tokyo Olympic tilt

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Rod Gilmour
The Hockey Paper's Editor. First covered international hockey at the 2010 Commonwealth Games - no better than a full house watching India play England - and has reported for the Daily Telegraph and other major newspapers ever since. Co-founded THP in 2016.

The youngest athlete on the Team GB sailing team says the competitive nature in hockey has been key to her successes as a top-class windsurfer – which included playing at 6am before school.

Emma Wilson, 22, will aim to win Britain’s first women’s windsurfing Olympic medal since 2008 when she competes in Tokyo.

Wilson is a former regional, county and JRPC hockey representative, having been taught by GB women’s international Leah Wilkinson at Bournemouth Collegiate School, before windsurfing took hold. 

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