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Rajiv Ouseph


 is a 28 year old English badminton player currently representing England as the No.1 Singles Player. Current World Ranking # 24, UK Ranking # 1 He was born and brought up in London and studied media and communication at Loughborough University. He has won the Senior National Singles title seven times in a row at the English National Badminton Championships from 2008 to 2014. Ouseph became the first player to win seven consecutive national singles titles, achieving an English Record for himself!


Ouseph achieved a career best world ranking of 11 in 2011 by winning several European circuit tournaments and The US Open Tournament. His other notable winnings are the Canadian Open, Swedish Open, French Open, Finnish Open, Scottish Open, Irish Open and the European Circuit Finals.  In the junior English national circuit he has won all the singles titles from the ages of under 13 to under 19. In the European arena he has won the under 19 Danish titles in singles and mixed doubles and the German Junior title in singles.

He won his first senior cap for England at the age of nineteen in the Thomas Cup. He also represented England in the Sudirman Cup where he was the youngest player in the English team. Rajiv was selected as the number 1 singles player for the English team in the 2010 Thomas Cup which was held in Poland in February 2010.


Rajiv won the bronze medal in the mens singles, in the European Championships in April 2010. This is the first time in 16 years, a singles player from England, is winning a medal in the European Championships. In July 2010 Rajiv won the prestigious US Open Mens Singles Championships Title bringing his world ranking to 14. After the World Championships in August 2010, the ranking went up to a all time high of 11.

In October, at the Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010, Rajiv won the Silver Medal in the Mens Singles Individual Championships and the Bronze Medal in the Team Championships.

Rajiv represented Team GB in the London 2012 Summer Olympics and  played singles in front of the home crowd in July.

In April 2014, at the European Individual Championships in Russia Rajiv won the Silver Medal in Singles. This is a remarkable achievement for Rajiv and Team England, as this is the first time since 1990, an English player is reaching the finals of the Singles Tournament.

In August 2014, at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Rajiv won the Silver Medal in the team Championships.

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