Milngavie’s Imogen Bankier misses out on gold

OLYMPIC hopeful Imogen Bankier has missed out on badminton gold last week when she and doubles partner Chris Adcock fell at the quarter finals of the 2011 Bitburger Open in Germany.

The duo were edged out by former world champions Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Juhl as the Danish third seeds claimed a 21-18, 21-16 victory.

The Milngavie star and her English partner Chris are the current world no. 11s and are the highest ranked of the three British pairs in the race for Olympic qualification.

Imogen and Chris have been at the forefront of badminton honours since winning silver at this year’s World Badminton Championships in August.

The pair will now head to Hong Kong and China later this month for the final two events on this year’s OSIM BWF Superseries circuit.