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Martin Rooke

Martin Rooke

In Profile | Having begun his Para-Badminton career in 2011, Martin is looking to climb the world rankings in his quest to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Birthplace | Hertfordshire

DoB | 21/11/72

Event | WH2 Men’s Singles / Men’s Doubles

Current World Ranking | 6

World's Best Ranking | 4

Right/left-handed | Right

Height | 179cm

Major achievements |

Men’s Singles:
2018 BWF European Para Badminton Championships, Gold medallist
2018 Japan Para Badminton International, Silver medallist

Men’s Doubles (with Thomas Wandschneider):
2018 BWF European Para Badminton Championships, Gold medallist
2018 Japan Para Badminton International, Bronze medallist


Best performance of career | 2018 European Men’s Singles Final

Ambition | To compete at the 2020 Paralympics

Things you didn't know | Used to be on the fringe of the England gymnastic squad

Used to be a semi-professional footballer

If I wasn't a badminton player | I’d be an athlete in another sport

Racket | Martin plays with a FZ Forza 11,000 M


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