SMITH Ross < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 11 Apr 1985 in Swan Hill, AUS
Height1.94 m
Weight 83 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation Athlete, Hospitality Professional, Student
Higher education Human Movement Studies - Victoria University: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing badminton at age six.
Why this sport? His parents introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team Swan Hill Badminton Association: Australia
Name of coach Ricky Yu, Lasse Bundgaard
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for Australia
Tournament Oceania Championship
General Interest
Nicknames Rossco (VIS, 30 May 2008)
Hobbies Listening to music, watching movies, all sports, hanging out with friends. (NOC, 30 May 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (olympics.com.au, 14 Jun 2012)
Hero / Idol US basketballer Michael Jordan and English footballer Steven Gerrard. (VIS, 30 May 2008)
Injuries He has suffered from right patellar tendinopathy [the degeneration of the kneecap tendon] since 2005. (NOC, 30 May 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Don't try to change who you are, just be yourself." (Badminton Victoria, 10 Feb 2006)
Awards and honours He was named Badminton Victoria's 2007 Sportsman of the Year. (NOC, 30 May 2008)