• Bolton star forced to pull out of the English National Badminton Championships with heart condition (pic)

    Bolton's Gary Fox admits he can’t wait to feel like his old self again after his heart condition reared its ugly head at the English National Badminton Championships.

    After he and Ben Stawski’s men’s doubles journey had ended in the second round by number three seeds Matthew Nottingham from Macclesfield and partner Chris Coles, disaster struck for Fox.Gary with Sophie Brown

    The 23-year-old is due to have an operation in a fortnight after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation last October, a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.

    But despite this Fox was still competing in the Milton Keynes this weekend as he went for glory in both the men’s and mixed doubles events.

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