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    Smile BLAIR Robert/Anthony Clark

    Robert Blair (born 7 August 1981) is a male badminton player from Great Britain.

    2006 WC MD RUNNER-UP!

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    Date of Birth: 7 August 1981
    Place of Birth: Edinburgh
    Living: Milton Keynes
    Right/Left hand: Right
    Height: 6ft 1in
    Racket: Yonex, Armortec 700
    Sponsors: Yonex, Rapid Repairs
    Highest world ranking: 6 Mixed Doubles, 14 Mens Doubles
    Highest national ranking: 2 Mixed Doubles, 1 Mens Doubles


    About me on court

    Event(s): Mens and Mixed Doubles
    Partner(s): Natalie Munt & Anthony Clark
    Coach(es): Julian Robertson
    County/Team: Buckinghamshire
    Started badminton at age: 8
    How I got started: My mum coached badminton
    Ambition as badminton player: Olympic medal
    First represented England: -v- Nigeria in the 2002 Commonwealth Games
    Season’s best performance: Semi-final Hong Kong 2005. Greece Open 2005 winner
    Best performance of career: World championship men's doubles runner-up in Madrid 2006 with Anthony Clark. Indonesia Open Finalist Mixed 2004
    Major national achievements: English Nationals Final Mixed & Mens Doubles 2005
    Major international achievements: Bulgarian Open 2001, Scottish Open 2001/02, Irish Open 2001/02, Austrian Open 2002, Portuguese Open Mens Doubles 2004, Greece Open 2005 Mens Doubles Member of silver-medal winning team at 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and won men's doubles bronze with Anthony Clark.
    Biggest disappointment: Losing to Cai Yun & Fu Haifeng (China), All England 2005
    Favourite tournament: ALL ENGLAND
    Toughest opponent: Cai Yun & Fu Haifeng, China
    Best friend on the circuit: Nathan Rice
    The one change I would make to improve my sport: More money and more TV coverage. Cheerleaders would be nice!

    About me off court

    My occupation/ professional qualification: Badminton Player
    Significant others: None
    My hobbies/ pets: Golf
    My car: Clio
    Most embarrassing happening: Wearing shorts back to front in English Nationals semi-final 2003
    Favourite food: Chinese – aromatic duck
    Favourite city or country: Singapore
    Favourite holiday destination: Spain
    Superstition: None
    If not badminton, then I would be Anything not in an office!
    My personality in a nutshell: Laidback, quiet

    http://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/sh...r.asp?itemID=9
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    Anthony Clark and DonnaKellogg!

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    Date of Birth: 1st November 1977
    Place of Birth: Derby
    Living: Leicestershire
    Right/Left hand: Left
    Height: 5ft 8in
    Racket: Carlton
    Sponsors: Carlton, Hi Tec,
    Highest world ranking: 6
    Highest national ranking: 1

    About me on court
    Event(s): Mens Doubles, Mixed Doubles
    Partner(s): Robert Blair / Donna Kellogg
    Coach(es): Julian Robertson / Peter Jeffrey County/Team: Nottinghamshire
    Started badminton at age: 12
    How I got started: Dad was a very good player
    Ambition as badminton player: To be as good as Rexy
    First represented England: 1998. 49 England caps
    Season’s best performance: World championship runner-up in men's doubles with Robert Blair and runner-up in mixed with Donna Kellogg. Final of German Open 2006, S/F of Swiss 2006, S/F of Hong Kong 2005.
    Best performance of career: Beating Sigit and Wijaya 15-9, 15-2 and beating Gao Ling and Zang Jun in China.
    National results: Three times National champion with Nathan Robertson up to 2004; 2005 champion with Simon Archer
    Major national achievements: National Junior Champion and Senior National Champion (x4)
    Major international achievements: 2x European silver medal (with Nathan Robertson), 2 Commonwealth bronze medals. Member of silver-medal winning 2006 Commonwealth Games team, another bronze in men's doubles with Robert Blair.

    Biggest disappointment: Not winning golds at the Commonwealth Games individuals
    Favourite tournament: Commonwealth Games European Championships
    Toughest opponent: Jens Eriksen
    Best friend on the circuit: Peter Jeffrey (cause he says so!)
    The one change I would make to improve my sport: To have a separate tour for men and women (as in tennis)

    About me off court
    My occupation/ professional qualification: Badminton player
    When not playing: I spend time at home with my wife Emma, daughter Mia (4) and Rowan (2 1/2).
    My car: Rover streetwise and Ford Mondeo
    Favourite city or country: England
    Favourite holiday destination: Anywhere as long as it is hot
    Superstition: Don’t have any
    If not badminton, then I would be a cricketer (once knocked Andrew Flintoff’s middle stump out of the ground)
    In 10 years time: I'd like to still be involved in badminton. We need to see better younger players coming through
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    Rob is quite young...hope he can achieve more in badminton....and he had hair...

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    Yeah i agree.. he is a nice chap. Both plays well actually. But lacks in maturity in the game compare to the others.

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    thanks seawell yeah Robert is young did he shave his hair
    nice to hear that his favourite food is Chinese lol

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    Eriksen said that his best friend on the circuit is Anthny Clark, but Clark says he's the toughest opponent. Weird. Anyway, I think that it was just luck that they got a medal in the WC2006.They didn't have many tough opponents, just the Indonesians and the former world champs. Paaske and Rasmussen haven't played together for a long time then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmsfan
    Eriksen said that his best friend on the circuit is Anthny Clark, but Clark says he's the toughest opponent. Weird.
    maybe because it's harder to play against your friends just what I think

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