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Kirsty Gilmour is inspired by Andy Murray

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Published: 21 June 2016
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Scotland: As she awaits confirmation of her place in the British Olympic team Kirsty Gilmour has admitted to drawing heavily on the inspiration offered by fellow racquet-wielding Scot Andy Murray.

The 22-year-old badminton player has been clear at the top of the British women’s singles rankings for the past four years and has made her own fair share of sporting history during that period, but as she anticipates heading to the biggest competition of all she is particularly thrilled by the prospect of being a teammate of the man who grew up 30 miles across central Scotland.Kirsty Gilmour is currently ranked World No. 15. (photo: GettyImages)

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Saina Nehwal is the top 3 earning female badminton player in 2016 ... so far

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Published: 20 June 2016
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Hyderabad: Even though Saina Nehwal only won the Australian Open so far this year, she became the third highest paid female badminton player in the first half of 2016.Saina Nehwal returns a shot at the 2016 Australian Badminton Open. (photo: GettyImages)

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Ben Lane/Jessica Pugh win mixed doubles title at Spanish International

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Published: 19 June 2016
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Madrid: English mixed doubles pairing Ben Lane and Jessica Pugh notched up their first international senior title of 2016 at the Spanish International today.

The fourth seeds in Madrid were imperious throughout the competition, sweeping Jakub Bitman and Alzbeta Basova aside in straight sets in the semi-finals to reach Sunday’s final in style.Ben Lane/Jessica Pugh are the World No. 72 mixed doubles pair. (photo: Badminton Europe)

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Hendra Setiawan eyeing a second gold medal at 2016 Rio Olympics

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Published: 18 June 2016
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Jakarta: Hendra Setiawan who partnered Markis Kido to win men's doubles gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic, is now aiming for his second men's doubles Olympic gold but this time he will be partnering with Mohammad Ahsan.Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan won the men's doubles title at 2015 Total BWF World Championship (photo: Getty Images)

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Ko Sung-hyun/Kim Ha-na are eyeing Olympic gold

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Published: 17 June 2016
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Seoul: At the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games, the world No. 1-ranked men's badminton tandem of Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong are considered the biggest medal hope for South Korea. But they are not the only pair that the country is counting on for a medal.

Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na are ranked No. 2 in the mixed doubles. They have been gearing up for the Rio Games well, winning five tournaments last year and also triumphing at the German Open in March and the Singapore Open in April. The two finished runners-up at the Indonesia Open last week, but in the semifinals they beat the top-ranked Chinese pair of Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei.Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na need to beat mixed doubles pairs from China and Indonesia in order to win Olympic gold.

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