CLARK Doug < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA Falkland Islands   
Gender Men
Born 19 Jun 1977 in Torquay, ENG
Height1.86 m
Weight 90 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Other names Beasley-Clark Douglas
Languages English
Higher education Psychology;Philosophy: Edinburgh, SCO
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Stanley Badminton Club: Falkland Islands
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement I played in the last Commonwealth Games in 1998. I got through to the second round thanks to a bye and the seeding system, which put me up against the number 18 in the world at the time, a Malaysian by the name of Wong Choon Hann.  Needless to say he scraped through the match beating me 15-1 15-2, then continued on to win the gold medal. (Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association, 16 Jul 2002)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs I have been studying sports psychology and philosophy, so as to curb me from ‘choking’ in competition, & perhaps give me a psychological edge over my opponent. (Falklands Islands Overseas Games Association, 16 Jul 2002)
Other sports Has also played soccer for the Falkland national team and has also represented the Islands at the 2001 Island Games. (Falkland Islands CGA, 10 Jul 2002)

Famous relatives His brother Craig is also a badminton player. (floga.co.fk, 01 Jan 2005)
Other information FROM ENGLAND TO THE FALKLANDS
Born in England, he emigrated with his parents to the Falklands shortly after the Falklands war of 1982. (Falkland Islands CGA, 10 Jul 2002)

COACHING
He is a qualified badminton coach and he started up a youth badminton club and coached every Monday after school but had to quit due to a change of jobs. (Falklands Islands Overseas Games Association, 16 Jul 2002)