Badminton Olympian

Malaysia-born Olympian Renuga Veeran lives the dream with elite athlete friendly support.

"VU Sport played a major role in making my Olympic dream come true by providing the Elite Athlete sporting grant two years in a row.

I completed a Bachelor of Business, took time off to qualify for the London Olympics in 2012 and then went back to do a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education.

VU was so supportive allowing me to manage training and uni at the same time. Lecturers and tutors were understanding of my additional commitments and helped me through the course successfully.

I started playing badminton at the age of six and my long term goal as an athlete is to get a medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland."

  • Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 Ladies Doubles quarter finalist
  • Australian ranked number one since 2009 Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles
  • London Olympic Games 2012 Ladies Doubles quarter finalist
  • Welsh International winner 2014 Ladies Doubles
  • Italian International 2014 runner up Ladies Doubles


Courses studied

Bachelor of Business (International Trade)

Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education 

Renuga Veeran at 2012 London Olympics