Athlete Profiles - Alan Oliver

Date of Birth:

9 April 1987

Sport(s):

Badminton

Main Event:

Singles and Doubles

Home town:

Alloa (current Tweedbank, Galashiels)

Achievements:

Current SL3 - World No.1
Current SL3 European Champion
2011 World Championship runner up
2 time Spanish International Singles champion
French International Singles champion

Coach(es):

Kaity Hall
Julie Hogg
Lyndon Williams
Fraser Michie

Hobbies and Interests: What do you enjoy doing when you are not training?

Playing cricket, golf, most sports actually, socialising with friends

What are your future goals?

Win World Para-Badminton Championships,
Compete at the Paralympics if/when badminton becomes a Paralympic sport, if not try to transfer into current Paralympic sport.

Favourite Food:

Chinese lemon chicken

Favourite Musician/Artist:

I have an eclectic taste - but currently I have Emile Sande playing in the car.

Who do you most admire from your sport and why?

Lee Young Day (South Korea) - he just makes everything look so easy; He has that persona on court which makes him great to watch.

Who do you most admire outwith your sport and why?

Roger Federer - his commitment, enthusiasm to continually push himself is a fantastic quality to have, it?s really inspiring. Also he makes everything looks so effortless when he plays.