Susan Egelstaff – Badminton Olympian and Sports Journalist

Susan Egelstaff is a sports columnist and writer who contributes primarily to The Herald, the Sunday Herald and The National newspapers. In addition, she is a regular contributor to the Women's Sport Trust website, the Mixed Zone, the International Olympic Committee website and numerous other publications and websites. She writes a weekly opinion column each Friday in the Herald's Sport section, in addition to other regular contributions. Susan’s editorial content includes interviews, features, reportage and comment with regard to topical sporting issues.

She is also a regular guest contributor on BBC Radio Scotland and has also appeared on the BBC's, STV's and Sky Sports' television output.

A graduate of Stirling University, Susan is a former Scottish International ladies singles elite badminton player who competed in three consecutive Commonwealth Games, medalling in Manchester in 2002 and Melbourne in 2006. She has secured 7 international singles titles in addition to 7 national championship titles.

Susan retired from elite sport following her participation as a member of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, where she became the first Scottish badminton player to win a match at an Olympic Games.

Susan Egelstaff gives regular talks to adult leisure groups and school-children on topical issues such as diet, fitness and motivation based on her experiences as an Olympic badminton player. In this capacity, she recently [February 2016] co-hosted the launch of the ‘Champions in Scotland’ programme, an exciting initiative by the Winning Scotland Foundation to help children achieve success by learning from role models.

Go Scotland!