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Rajiv Ouseph

Rajiv Ouseph

Rajiv Ouseph. European Championships, 2016, FTU BP

In Profile |
Raj is England's number one singles player and won the English national title seven years in a row from 2008 to 2014. In 2017 he became the first English player in 27 years to become European singles champion. His other major achievements include reaching the quarter-finals at the Rio Olympic Games and winning silver medals at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Birthplace | London

DoB | 30 August 1986

Event | Men's Singles

Current National Ranking | 1

Current World Ranking | 13

World's Best Ranking | 10

Ouseph 2017 European Championships gold medalRight/Left handed | Right

Height | 6ft 2in (188cm)

Major achievements |
2017 European champion
2016 Rio 2016 Olympic Games quarter-finalist
2016 YONEX All England quarter-finalist
2014 European Championships silver medallist
2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medallist
Eight-time English National Champion

Ambition | To be an Olympic medallist

Things you didn't know| Went to St Mark's School in Hounslow with former Chelsea and Hamburg defender Michael Mancienne

If I wasn’t a badminton player, I would be | A sports journalist

Racket | Raj plays with a Yonex Duora 10

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