No Swede dreams for Imogen

MILNGAVIE badminton star Imogen Bankier was left frustrated in the Swedish International Championships when she and her mixed doubles partner Chis Adcock crashed out at the semi final stage.

The top seeded players were beaten by fourth seeds Mads Pieler Kolding and Julie Houmann of Denmark by scores of 14-21 21-13 21-17.

Bankier and Adcock are at number 14 in the world rankings - but their Olympic rivals Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork will get a boost from number 22 position after the second seeds reached their first final since the Swiss Open last March and lifted the title in Stockholm by beating Kolding and Houmann 21-17 21-17.