Julian Robertson (badminton)

Julian Anthony Robertson (born 9 October 1969) is a former English badminton player.[1] He competed for Great Britain at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics.[2][3] Robertson was a former British champion and bronze medallists at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in the men's doubles and team event. He also won the men's doubles bronze at the 1998 European Championships, and helped the team win the silver medal. He has also been involved in another 6 European championship medal winning teams.[3][4] Robertson is married, has 2 children and lives in Northampton.[3][5] The former world No. 8 has been working as a Great Britain coach since 2004 and is one of the most decorated home grown coaches England has ever produced achieving Olympic World Commonwealth and European success with his athletes. He is based in .Milton Keynes.[6]

Julian Robertson
Personal information
Birth nameJulian Anthony Robertson
Country England
Born (1969-10-09) 9 October 1969 (age 50)
Peterborough, England
ResidenceNorthampton, England
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
EventMen's & mixed doubles
BWF profile


Commonwealth GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Nathan Robertson   Cheah Soon Kit
  Yap Kim Hock
2–15, 15–12, 8–15   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Sofia, Bulgaria   Nathan Robertson   Peter Axelsson
  Pär-Gunnar Jonsson
10–15, 15–10, 10–15   Bronze

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Polish Open   Nathan Robertson   Ian Pearson
  Nick Ponting
2–15, 15–8, 15–3   Winner
1996 Polish Open   Nick Ponting   Tao Xiaoqiang
  Ge Cheng
15–9, 12–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1995 Scottish Open   Nick Ponting   Jesper Larsen
  Stellan Österberg
15–5, 15–6   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Scottish Open   Lorraine Cole   Lars Pedersen
  Anne Mette Bille
14–17, 10–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Irish International   Peter Jeffrey   Robert Blair
  Ian Palethorpe
5–15, 17–14, 9–15   Runner-up
2002 Welsh International   Peter Jeffrey   Nikolai Zuyev
  Stanislav Pukhov
3–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1997 Norwegian International   Nathan Robertson   Henrik Andersson
  Jens Olsson
1996 Norwegian International   Nathan Robertson   Henrik Andersson
  Johan Tholinsson
9–2, 9–8, 9–3   Winner
1995 Welsh International   Nathan Robertson   Andrey Antropov
  Nikolai Zuyev
8–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1995 Hungarian International   Nathan Robertson   Harald Koch
  Jürgen Koch
15–18, 15–7, 15–13   Winner
1994 Welsh International   Nick Ponting   Andrey Antropov
  Nikolai Zuyev
2–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1993 Irish International   Simon Archer   Neil Cottrill
  John Quinn
15–10, 15–6   Winner
1993 Iceland International   Dave Wright   Broddi Kristjánsson
  Oli Bjorn Zimsen
15–2, 15–4   Winner
1992 Irish International   Chris Hunt   Andrey Antropov
  Nikolai Zuyev
15–12, 10–15, 15–18   Runner-up
1992 Iceland International   Simon Archer   Russell Hogg
  Kenny Middlemiss
15–9, 15–9   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Norwegian International   Gail Emms   Jonas Rasmussen
  Ann-Lou Jørgensen
9–6, 2–9, 9–5, 9–5   Winner
1995 Irish International   Lorraine Cole   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
15–4, 15–4   Winner
1995 Welsh International   Lorraine Cole   Nikolai Zuyev
  Marina Yakusheva
11–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1993 Irish International   Sara Hardaker   Simon Archer
  Joanne Davies
5–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1993 Iceland International   Kerri McKittrick   Dave Wright
  Lorraine Thomas
5–15, 0–1 Retired   Runner-up


  1. ^ "Players: Julian Robertson". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Julian Robertson". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "British Olympic Association Announces Badminton Athlete to Compete for Team GB in the Sydney Olympic Games". Sportcal. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Julian Robertson". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Opening at Tiffield". fusecollaboration.com. Northamptonshire County Council. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Julian Robertson - National Coach". Badminton England. Retrieved 26 March 2018.

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