Nathan Robertson is one of the world's greatest badminton players and his sights are now firmly set on London 2012 when he and Jenny Wallwork aim to win the gold that they were so close to winning in 2004. Introduced to the game by his family as a 6 year old Nathan launched himself into the spotlight when he made his England debut against China at the age of 18.
Since then Nathan has established himself as one of the world’s premier badminton players. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur he won three medals and his other major international achievements include World Championship Bronze (men’s), 4 Grand Prix titles (5 mixed, 1 men’s), 6 Commonwealth medals and European Gold and Silver medals (mixed & men’s doubles). He and his partner Gail Emms won the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games in a thrilling final where they were just edged out by defending champions Zhang Jun and Gao Ling of China.The marathon 93 minute match finished 15-1, 12-15, 15-12 after Nathan and Gail lead 11-8 in the deciding game.Their Silver medal is Great Britain’s highest ever result in badminton. Following the Olympic Games Nathan had an excellent year in 2005 where he won the All England title and the China Open in mixed doubles with Gail. In 2006 he won Gold at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in the mixed doubles.