Badminton ace to inspire Scottish squad

Silver mixed doubles medalist Imogen Bankier will be the inspiration for the Scottish squad as they head to China for next months world event.

The Milngavie Badminton player who won her medal at the 2011 Yonex BWF World Championships will partner Bulgaria’s Petya Nedelcheva in the women’s doubles, and face Narissapat Lam and Saralee Thoungthongkam of Thailand in the first round following the draw in Guangzhou.

A win will earn them a second-round test with third seeds Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi of Japan. The championships run from August 5-11.