Janet rolls back the years as she impresses in Berlin

Janet Fletcher, of Belper.
Janet Fletcher, of Belper.

Berlin was the venue for a four nation badminton tournament involving the Railsport Associations of Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Great Britain.

Belper’s Janet Fletcher, aged 64, was selected in the Great Britain side.

Janet competed in the Mixed Doubles and Ladies Singles event.

Fletcher won all of her four matches against Switzerland and Belgium.

However, she fell just short by the narrowest margin in both her matches against eventual champions Germany.

Janet lost both at the end of the deciding third set respectively.

In the singles tournament she pushed her opponent, 40 years her junior, all the way before narrowly surrendering.