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Susan Egelstaff Badminton

Do everything in your power to get the most out of yourself, without comparing yourself to others.The most important thing is to strive towards your own personal best.

About me

My main quality as an athlete was my resilience. Every single athlete goes through many ups and downs during the course of their career and for me, the hardest part of my career was when I suffered a serious knee injury in the run up to London 2012, an injury that everyone believed had scuppered my chances of qualifying for the Games.

But I always believed that I could get there and it made me realise what is possible through belief and hard work. I think by retelling my experiences, I can help others realise the importance of these qualities too.


Susan Egelstaff






Team GB, London 2012 (only British women’s singles player)
Team Scotland 2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, 6th
Team Scotland, 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Bronze

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