ROBERTSON Nathan < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 30 May 1977 in Nottingham, ENG
Height1.87 m
Weight 83 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Daughter Neve
Residence Milton Keynes, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started playing the sport at age six.
Why this sport? His parents both played regularly.
Club / Team Team Vestsjaelland: Denmark
Name of coach Andy Wood and Julian Robertson
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 1995
Competing for England
Opponent China
Tournament International Series
Location England
General Interest
Nicknames Mr Scaramanga. (carltonsports.com, 11 Feb 2002)
Hobbies Golf, films, socialising and poker. (Badminton Assoc of England, 02 Jun 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the 1999 World Championships men's doubles bronze medal. (Badminton Assoc of England, 30 Apr 2003)
Most influential person in career His daughter. (Athlete, 14 Jun 1999)
Hero / Idol Kim Dong Moon. (Badminton Assoc of England, 19 Jan 2004)
Injuries In May 2008 he underwent surgery to clean out his ankle joint. He has had ankle problems in the past, including damaging his ankle ligament in one season. (nbcolympics.com, 02 Jun 2008, Athlete 14 Jun 1999)

In May 2003 he underwent surgery on his right elbow. (badders.com, 31 May 2003)
Awards and honours He won the Nottinghamshire Achievement of the Year award for 1998 after winning three medals at Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, 14 Jun 1999)
Famous relatives His elder brother, Adam Robertson, played badminton for England as a junior. (carltonsports.com, 11 Feb 2002)
Ambitions To be number one in the world and win Olympic gold. (Badminton Assoc of England, 02 Jun 2008)
Other information VISUAL AWARENESS
In the lead-up to the 2008 Olympic Games, he and mixed doubles partner Gail Emms worked with visual awareness coach Sherylle Calder, who worked with the rugby world champions England and South Africa teams in 2003 and 2007 respectively. (Eurosport, 17 Apr 2008)