Imogen Bankier gears up for Rio Olympics

Milngavies’ Imogen Bankier is among a host of top Scottish badminton players who are gearing up for next year’s Rio Olympicas.

The Scottish champion will start her year-long Olympic qualifying race this week when she heads to Madrid for the Spanish International.

In the mixed doubles Imogen Bankier has another outing with her French clubmate Robert Mateusiak. But the pair have to qualify and start against German fourth qualifying seeds Johannes Pistorius and Ramona Hacks despite having reached the quarter-finals at the French International in Orleans in their previous tournament together.

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