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Created on 25 October 2011
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Name: Diane Gillan
Date of birth: 26th September 1988
Marital status: Single
Residence: East Kilbride
Main event(s): Singles, mixed doubles, ladies doubles
Current partner(s): Cameron Robertson
International Titles: Special Olympics national summer games. I have won several 4 nations disability badminton competitions in the past 2 years
Scottish Titles: I have been in a couple of Scottish tournaments – that’s where I started my competitions
Career Highlight: being the ladies number one in singles and winning10 mixed doubles competitions in a row with partner cameron robertson
Club Team(s): East Kilbride youth disability sports, Haghill disability badminton club, Special Olympics Squad
Coach(s): David Gillespie
Sponsors: 
Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): I use Yonex rackets, shoes and clothing
Badminton Goals & Ambitions: To become the World or European number 1
Typical week Training Schedule: I train 3 days a week and also do other sports in between my training, 
When did you start playing badminton and why?: I started playing badminton 2 years ago because I liked a training session we had at our sports club
First badminton memories: Winning silver at the Scottish badminton tournaments
What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?: I enjoy keeping fit and I also enjoy winning medals and meeting new people at the competitions
If not badminton then…: I would probably play football
Tips for young players: always train and enjoy training and it helps if you have the right equipment and always keep hydrated on the court - drink plenty of fluids
Hobbies: badminton, football, playing computer games, and going on laptop
Favourite food: Chinese
Favourite music: I enjoy all types except classical
Favourite badminton tournament: Special Olympics National Summer Games in Leicester
Most admired badminton player: Peter Gade 

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