Milaine Cloutier feels the success of her partnership with Robbyn Hermitage
is that they are such different types of players. The women's doubles
combination first played together in 1991 and have steadily progressed
ever since. It culminated with a #21 world ranking on May 1 which
qualified them for the Olympic Games, a first career berth for both
"Robbyn is a tall player who can dominate the net," said Cloutier. "I'm
more of a power player and tend to a lot of the retrieving. Our different
styles make us a tough opponent."
Cloutier was born and raised in Granby, Que., but made a big decision to
move to Calgary in 1990. She did not know one single word of English. At
the time she was to reside in Alberta for only nine months then return
home. However she quickly realized that Calgary's national training centre
was an ideal to location to improve her badminton in addition to becoming
She is currently pursuing her Certified Financial Planning diploma at Mount
Royal College in Calgary, and plans to finish in 2001.
Women's doubles: Milaine Cloutier, Granby, Que., and Robbyn Hermitage, Kitchener, Ont., lost 15-4, 15-10 to Joanne Goode and Donna Kellogg, Britain, eliminated.
Mixed doubles: Bryan Moody, Calgary, and Milaine Cloutier, Granby, Que., lost 15-6, 15-13 to Michael Keck and Nicol Pitro, Germany, in first round, eliminated
Women's doubles: Milaine Cloutier, Granby, Que., and Robbyn Hermitage, Kitchener, Ont., def. Rhonda Cator and Amanda Hardy, Australia, 15-13, 15-6 in first round.
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