VEERAN Renuga < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 20 Jun 1986 in Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Height1.65 m
Weight 61 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Languages English, Malay, Tamil
Higher education Business - Victoria University: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began the sport at age six.
Why this sport? Her family was involved in the sport. "Badminton has been my life, I started playing when I was six. It is the fastest racquet sport and it's exciting."
Name of coach Ricky Yu
Coach from what year? 2008
Training Regime She trains up to 20 hours a week.
Handedness Right
General Interest
Nicknames Nunu, Nuges (badminton.org.au, 20 Aug 2010)
Hobbies Swimming and shopping. (badminton.org.au, 09 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Representing Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. (badminton.org.au, 20 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol Badminton players Susi Susanti and Mia Audina and Australian 400m runner Cathy Freeman. (badminton.org.au, 09 Aug 2010; sportforwomen.com.au, 10 May 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you never lose then you can never appreciate the victories." (badminton.org.au, 20 Aug 2010)
Famous relatives Her brother Raj also plays badminton and was her mixed doubles partner at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Her older sister Kavitha represented Malaysia in badminton. Her father used to coach the Malaysian team. (thestar.com, 10 May 2010; sportstar.com, 04 Oct 2010)
Other information FROM MALAYSIA TO AUSTRALIA
Born in Kepong, Malaysia, she and her brother Raj moved to Australia to attend university. She gained Australian citizenship in April 2010. (thestar.com, 10 May 2010)