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Rajiv OUSEPH


ABOUT
ABOUT

Rajiv Ouseph was born in London, England on 30 August 1986. He is a right-handed badminton player and is the number one England men’s single player and is of Indian descent.


Background


He got introduced to badminton by his family as they used to play club badminton and this happened at 9. He got fascinated with it but studied the Media degree but left it so he could pursue his fascination for badminton.


Career


From 2008 to 2014, Rajiv Ouseph won the National Single title in the English National Badminton Championship in the Senior category and was the second player to do so. In the category of under-13 and under-15, he won all the titles in the junior category of English National Category. He has also proven his skills in the European Championships by winning the Danish titles in Under 19 category in both singles and mixed doubles.


In 2005, he won the European Junior Championship, and this makes him the first English person to win the title since the past 20 years.


The Year 2009 was a good year, and he won Irish Open, Scottish Open and also the Canadian Open and even won the Circuit Finals.


At only 19 years, he won the Thomas Cup in the senior category. He was also the youngest player in the English team to play in the Surdiman Cup.


In the 2014 European Badminton Championship, he won the silver medal in Russia.


In the year 2016, he represented his country Britain in the Summer Olympics but the bronze medalist defeated him.


Achievements


He ranks at 34 in the men’s single in the world and he has a world tour ranking of 39.


He had the best ranking in November 2010 when he was at the all-time high of his career and ranked at number 11.

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