Heather Olver

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Heather Olver
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Chan Peng Soon - Goh Liu Ying — Chris Langridge - Heather Olver 07.jpg
Heather Olver at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
Country  England
Born (1986-03-15) March 15, 1986 (age 29)
Eastbourne, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Handedness Right
Coach Julian Robertson
Women's & Mixed doubles
Highest ranking 23 (WD) (2 October 2013)
Current ranking 33 (WD) (28 August 2014)
BWF profile
Updated on 16:01, 31 August 2014 (UTC).

Heather Olver (born 15 March 1986) is an English badminton player.[1]

Early career[edit]

She started playing at the age of six and started when she joined her local club, Waldron Junior BC, with her brother.[1]


In 2005, Heather won the women's doubles at both the England Junior Championships and the Welsh International. In 2009 she was successful four times internationally, and in the following year she won the bronze medal at the European Championships in women's doubles.[2]

She competed in the mixed team event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won a silver medal.


She has a degree in Coach Education and Sports Development from the University of Bath. She was both a triple jumper and a 200m sprinter at Heathfield Community College in East Sussex.[1]

Sporting successes[edit]

Season Event Discipline Position Name
2005 Welsh International Women's doubles 1 Hayley Connor / Heather Olver
2005 England Junior Championships Women's doubles 1 Heather Olver / Jenny Wallwork
2009 Norwegian International Mixed 1 Marcus Ellis / Heather Olver
2009 Belgian International Mixed 1 Heather Olver / Marcus Ellis
2009 Austrian International Mixed 1 Robert Adcock / Heather Olver
2009 Irish Open Women's doubles 1 Mariana Agathangelou / Heather Olver
2010 European Badminton Championships Women's doubles 3 Mariana Agathangelou / Heather Olver
2012 Polish International Women's doubles 1 Mariana Agathangelou / Heather Olver
2012 Swiss International Women's doubles 1 Heather Olver / Kate Robertshaw
2013 Welsh International Mixed 1 Chris Langridge / Heather Olver


  1. ^ a b c "Heather Olver". Badminton England. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Heather Olver". Bath Chronicle. Retrieved 24 June 2014.