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Badminton Mixed Doubles
Name:- Imogen Bankier
Date of Birth:- 18/11/87
Lives:- Milton Keynes
Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier will represent Great Britain in the badminton mixed doubles at London 2012, the British Olympic Association have announced.
The World Championship silver medallists were widely expected to have their places confirmed after finishing the Olympic qualification period ranked 10th in the world.
"After a tremendously hard year of qualification, when I received my selection letter to say that I would become an Olympian at the London 2012 Games, I was over the moon," Adcock said. Scot Bankier said she was "absolutely delighted" .
The pair's selection means there will be no place for 2004 Olympic silver medallist Nathan Robertson and his new partner Jenny Wallwork, who were 17th when qualifying ended.
"I had achieved one of my lifelong goals and now that I have been selected to represent Team GB, my focus is to put myself in the best position possible to perform at my optimum level," Adcock added.
Bankier added: "I am absolutely delighted to become a member of the Team GB badminton team and I'm really looking forward to competing in front of a home crowd at Wembley Arena with the potential to hopefully bring home a medal."
Britain will have two other places at this summer's Games in the capital. Londoner Rajiv Ouseph will play in the men's singles while Scotland's Susan Egelstaff, ranked 36th at the end of qualifying, was picked ahead of Jersey's Elizabeth Cann in the women's singles.
(Courtesy of Team GB)
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Time:- 08.30 start (exact timings to be confirmed)
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