Robin Middleton

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Robin Middleton
Personal information
Country Australia
Born (1985-02-08) 8 February 1985 (age 34)
Leeds, England
ResidenceMelbourne, Australia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
Years active2007
HandednessRight
CoachLasse Bundgaard
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking26 (MD), 19 (XD)
BWF profile

Robin Middleton (born 8 February 1985) is an English badminton player currently representing Australia.[1] He was one of the UK's leading badminton players. Born in Leeds in 1985, his interests include cricket, sky diving, and botany. He holds a 2.1 degree from Loughborough University.[2] He was the mixed doubles champion at the 2010 European Circuit Finals partnered with Mariana Agathangelou.[3]

Middleton retired from professional badminton in 2011 after a disagreement with employer Badminton England. Middleton was moving to Australia and becoming a citizen in 2014.[4] He signaled his intention to come out of retirement to play for Australia after a period traveling there, and has since been named in their elite squad. In Australia, he trained at the Swann Hill Badminton Club in Victoria.[5] He represented Australia in the men's doubles event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games with Ross Smith.[6] Together, they were seeded fourth. They ended their campaign in the quarterfinals after losing to the eventual gold medalists, Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia.[7] Teamed-up with Leanne Choo in the mixed doubles, they became the champion at the Oceania Badminton Championships in 2015 and 2016. The pair also represented their country at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[5]

Robin is the Assistant Coach of 2018 Flergs Premier, Looking DangerRoss, and hopes to enter his own side into the 2020 competition.

Achievements[edit]

Oceania Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Eastlink Badminton Stadium,
Hamilton, New Zealand
Australia Ross Smith Australia Matthew Chau
Australia Sawan Serasinghe
17–21, 21–23 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Punaauia University Hall,
Papeete, Tahiti
Australia Leanne Choo Australia Anthony Joe
Australia Joy Lai
21–11, 21–9 Gold Gold
2015 X-TRM North Harbour Badminton Centre,
North Harbour, New Zealand
Australia Leanne Choo New Zealand Oliver Leydon-Davis
New Zealand Danielle Tahuri
21–12, 21–14 Gold Gold

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Vietnam International Australia Ross Smith Indonesia Selvanus Geh
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
14–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Welsh International Australia Ross Smith England Christopher Coles
England Matthew Nottingham
17–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Victorian International Australia Ross Smith Australia Raymond Tam
Australia Glenn Warfe
21–19, 19–21, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Auckland International Australia Ross Smith Australia Raymond Tam
Australia Glenn Warfe
21–16, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Czech International England Chris Langridge England Marcus Ellis
England Peter Mills
21–9, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Swedish International England Chris Langridge Denmark Mikkel Elbjorn
Denmark Christian John Skovgaard
21–11, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Scottish International England Chris Langridge Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
21–19, 24–26, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse England Chris Langridge Denmark Rasmus Bonde
Denmark Mikkel Delbo Larsen
21–11, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Spanish Open England Richard Eidestedt Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
4–21, 10–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Dutch International England Robert Adcock England Kristian Roebuck
Scotland Andrew Bowman
11–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Czech International England Robert Adcock England Dean George
England Chris Tonks
18–21, 21–11, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Welsh International England Chris Langridge England Ruben Gordown Khosadalina
England Aji Basuki Sindoro
7–15, 11–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Welsh International England Chris Langridge England Kristian Roebuck
England Ashley Thilthorpe
9–15, 16–17 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Sydney International Australia Leanne Choo United States Phillip Chew
United States Jamie Subandhi
21–8, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Maribyrnong International Australia Leanne Choo Australia Sawan Serasinghe
Australia Setyana Mapasa
17–21, 21–19, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Sri Lanka International Australia Leanne Choo India Arun Vishnu
India Aparna Balan
21–15, 17–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Victorian International Australia He Tian Tang Australia Ross Smith
Australia Renuga Veeran
21–19, 19–21, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Portugal International England Alexandra Langley England Ben Stawski
England Lauren Smith
25–23, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Swedish Masters England Heather Olver Netherlands Dave Khodabux
Netherlands Samantha Barning
15–21, 21–9, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Europe Circuit Finals England Mariana Agathangelou Austria Roman Zirnwald
Austria Simone Prutsch
21–14, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Irish International England Mariana Agathangelou Denmark Mikkel Delbo Larsen
Denmark Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen
16–21, 21–23 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Norwegian International England Mariana Agathangelou England Marcus Ellis
England Heather Olver
19–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Spanish International England Mariana Agathangelou India Arun Vishnu
India Aparna Balan
21–16, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Finnish International Scotland Imogen Bankier Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Nina Vislova
18–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Dutch International England Liza Parker England Kristian Roebuck
England Natalie Munt
17–21, 21–12, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Czech International England Liza Parker Denmark Rasmus Bonde
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–16, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Precious points won by Oceania players". Badminton Oceania. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Robin Middleton". Badminton England. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Robin Middleton and Mariana Agathangelou give England success at Europe Circuit Finals". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Five badminton players selected to take the court at Rio". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Robin Middleton". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Commonwealth Games Team Announced". Badminton Australia. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Six semi-finals for England despite doubles scare". Badminton England. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

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