Great Britian’s badminton legend Nathan Robertson ran the Olympic torch relay along Wembley Way as badminton is now set to light up the London 2012 Olympic Games!
A personification of passion for the sport and one who has inspired a generation, 35-year-old Robertson is an ideal candidate to represent the host and the sport to carry the Olympic torch on Day 68 of the torch relay this morning. The London 2012 badminton competition will be held at the Wembley Arena from 28 July to 5 August.
World Champion, Olympic medalist, European Champion, Commonwealth Games and All-England Champion, Nathan Robertson is no doubt one of the most decorated mixed doubles player in the history of English badminton. At the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Robertson picked up the mixed doubles silver medal with Gail Emms, to register one of Great Britain’s finest moments in its badminton history.
Making his international debut for England at the age of 18 after playing the sport for 12 years, Robertson was also a men’s doubles specialist where he had teamed up with his good friend Anthony Clark to win a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The duo also picked up one of the twelve prestigious BWF World Superseries titles in Singapore in the 2009 season. This remains England’s best performance at the Superseries since the series took off in 2007.