Participants

Robin MIDDLETON

Robin MIDDLETON
    Badminton
Birth Date:  08 Feb 1985
Place of Birth:  LEEDS
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  33
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  188
Weight (Kg):  86

Events and Medals


Robin MIDDLETON - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 14:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group C
Australia
5
South Africa
0
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 9:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group C
Australia
4
Uganda
1
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 19:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group C
England
5
Australia
0
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 11:01
Mixed Team Event Quarterfinal 2
Singapore
3
Australia
0
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 19:25
Men's Doubles Round of 32
MIDDLETON Robin/SMITH Ross
0
ADCOCK Chris/LANE Ben
2
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Doubles QF
2014 Glasgow, SCO Mixed Team QF

Olympic Games
Year Location Event Rank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Mixed Doubles Group

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank
2015 Jakarta, INA Mixed Doubles R32
2014 Copenhagen, DEN Men's Doubles R32
2010 Paris, FRA Men's Doubles R32
2007 Kuala Lumpur, MAS Men's Doubles R64
2007 Kuala Lumpur, MAS Mixed Doubles R32

Sudirman Cup
Year Location Event Rank
2015 Dongguan, CHN Mixed Team 23

Hobbies

"I play cricket, soccer and ride a bike" (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)


Occupation: Managing facilities at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Education: Economics and politics at Loughborough University, England
Languages spoken: English
Coach

NATIONAL: Lasse BUNDGAARD (DEN) (badminton.org.au, 7 Apr 2017)


Position style: Right-handed
Reason: "I started playing badminton when I was six. I would watch TV for five hours and my old man was scared I would get fat, so he sent me to the local high school, which had a coach that could teach me badminton, recommended by my grandad. The coach said I had some shots, can play a bit, and progressed me through the ranks - all of a sudden I'm playing internationally. All because my dad was scared I was going to be a fat kid." (melbournesportshub.com.au, 23 Jul 2016; heraldsun.com.au, 17 Jul 2016)
Ambition: "Win a medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Memorable: Competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. “For me personally, it’s everything. I spent my whole life dreaming of going for the Olympics. So to be able to go and compete for the country is just phenomenal, it means everything.? (bwfbadminton.com, 29 Jul 2016)
Hero: US American footballer Tom BRADY. (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Influence: "Apart from my parents and coaches, it would be Ben TOMPKINS (ENG) and Chris BAINBRIDGE (ENG)." (olympics.com.au, May 2016)
Ritual: "If I win in the first round I try to do the same for the following rounds." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Additional information

RETIREMENT AND RETURN
After a falling out with the Badminton England coach in 2011, he ended his badminton career. After watching the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, he travelled to Australia and fell in love with the country.


Returned to the sport in 2013 and represented Australia at international competitions, with his first appearance for the country coming at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Alongside Ross SMITH (AUS) he reached the quarterfinals of the men's doubles before losing to eventual gold medallists GOH V Shem and TAN Wee Kiong, from Malaysia. (derbyshiresport.co.uk, 02 Dec 2013; bwfbadminton.org, 2014; BadmintonWorld.tv YouTube, 21 Jun 2016; olympics.com.au, May 2016)



Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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