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Emily Scarratt: Rugby star ready for Rio

Updated 1619 GMT (0019 HKT) February 18, 2016
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Emily Scarratt (left) is one of the world's top women's rugby players. Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The England captain could be one of the standout stars at the 2016 Olympic Games. Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Sevens will make its debut at Rio 2016 in August. Warren Little/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
England's women went from amateur players to professional in 2014 after receiving funding from the UK lottery. The inclusion of sevens as an OIympic sport persuaded Scarratt to switch from the 15-a-side game. Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Scarratt scored 16 points as England beat Canada 21-9 in the 2014 World Cup final in France, including a decisive late try. Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Before going pro, Scarratt worked as an assistant physical education teacher while playing for England in her spare time. Warren Little/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Scarratt started playing rugby at the age of five but excelled in a number of other sports, including basketball -- turning down a U.S. college scholarship. Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images