VAN RIETVELDE Paul < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA Scotland   
Gender Men
Born 07 Aug 1991 in Edinburgh, SCO
Height1.85 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Student
Higher education Social and Behavioral Science - The Open University [Scotland]
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started playing at the age of eight.
Why this sport? He was asked to try badminton when he was playing soft tennis during summer.
Name of coach Yvette Yun Lao & John Quinn
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hobbies Football, cooking, nightlife.
(badmintonengland.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning in the singles semifinals at the Youth Commonwealth Games, which led to a bronze medal.
(badmintonengland.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010,
winningstudents.stir.ac.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Lee Jae-Jin from South Korea because he is a very talented doubles player who is underrated. (winningstudents.stir.ac.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right."
(badmintonengland.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
Awards and honours He is the youngest member of Scotland's badminton team for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. (eastlothiancourier.com, 26 Aug 2010)
Ambitions Competing at the 2012 Olympics in London, England, and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (winningstudents.stir.ac.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
Other information 2012 GB SQUAD
He currently trains with the 2012 GB badminton squad in Milton Keynes. (Team Scotland Media Guide, 2010)