OLVER Heather < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 15 Mar 1986 in Eastbourne, ENG
Height1.70 m
Weight 59 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Milton Keynes, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Coaching, Sports and Recreation Studies - University of Bath: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing badminton at age six.
Why this sport? She went with her brother to her local club Waldron Junior Badminton Club.
Club / Team Birmingham Lions [National Badminton League]: Birmingham, ENG
Name of coach Julian Robertson [national], GBR; Pete Jeffrey [national], GBR; Jakob Hoi [national], DEN
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hobbies Shopping, seeing friends, eating out, cooking, watching television, going to the cinema, baking, yoga. (Badminton England, 30 Aug 2010; badmintonengland.co.uk, 29 Mar 2016; sweatstudios.co.uk, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Beating Polish pair Nadiezda Zieba and Robert Mateusiak a week after they won the Hong Kong Open, and beating Indonesian pair Markis Kido and Zebadiah Bernadeth when they were ranked number seven in the world. Also winning silver in the mixed doubles and mixed team event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (badmintonengland.co.uk, 22 Apr 2014; bwfbadminton.org, 28 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career Her parents. (bwfbadminton.org, 28 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol People's Republic of China badminton player Gao Ling. (bwfbadminton.org, 28 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Work hard and be nice to people, that is all." (Twitter profile, 27 Apr 2016)
Other sports She competed in the triple jump and 200m at Heathfield Community College in East Sussex, England. (badmintonengland.co.uk, 29 Mar 2016)
Ambitions To qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (badmintonengland.co.uk, 29 Mar 2016)
Other information EDUCATION
She holds a degree in coach education and sports development from the University of Bath in England. (teambath.com, 09 Feb 2016)