Player Profile - Oliver Gwilt
Current location: Shrewsbury
Discipline/s: Mens Doubles and Mixed Doubles
Squad: Senior Squad and HPC North
Biggest achievement: Getting into the Top 100 in my 1st year as a senior and also a bronze medal in the Mixed at the Junior European Championships
Other than the Welsh International, my favourite tournament is… the Spanish Open (Challenger)
Best tip for tournaments: Eat and drink well especially in hot countries
Favourite workout song: Anything with a good beat
Favourite training session: Doubles sparring
Least favourite training session: Physical, obviously.
Favourite piece of sporting kit: My Yonex Vest Tops
Biggest fear: Heights
My Idol/hero/role model is… Ryan Giggs
If I wasn’t a full time athlete I would be… a plasterer, no doubt.
Favourite/best piece of advice you have been given: No one ever remembers a runner-up
When I retire from being an athlete I will… see what comes my way
Sporting ambition: To be the very best I can be
Proudest moment of my life so far: Receiving my 1st senior cap for Wales whilst being in my last year of Under 19's. Also being the only player in UK to come home with a bronze medal for mixed doubles at the U17 Junior European Championships.
Food: guilty pleasure: Nandos and an Indian
Favourite training fuel: Chicken, pasta, bananas and Red Bull
Couldn’t live without: My car
When I stop competing I will… cross that bridge when I come to it
Apart from badminton, my favourite sport is… Rugby
If I wasn’t a badminton player, I’d play… rugby or try out boxing
Random fact: I am OCD with cleaning especially cars!