Susan Egelstaff is a BBC Radio Scotland live-guesting broadcaster and media sports journalist who writes a weekly topical sports column for Friday’s Herald Scotland Sport in addition to regular contributions to The Herald, the Sunday Herald and The National. Susan’s editorial content includes sporting-celebrity interviews, reportage, responses to high-profile sporting events and comment with regard to topical sporting issues.
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.