IMOGEN BANKIER is Scotland’s last hope at the European Championships at Karlskrona in Sweden after fellow Scott Kirsty Gilmour’s lost her last 16 clash.
The world silver medallist from Milngavie and her English partner Chris Adcock had no trouble reaching the mixed doubles quarter-finals, beating Anton Kaisti and Jenny Nystrom of Finland 21-15 21-6. They now face GB rivals Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork for the third time as the year-long Olympic qualifying race heads into its last 10 days. The England pair won in three games in Malaysia in January while Imogen and Chris won 25-23 in the decider at last month’s Swiss Open. The Anglo-Scottish pair are still ranked number 10 in the world with Nathan and Jenny at number 20.