• Imogen Bankier ends her career in style

    Perth: The 2011 World Championships mixed doubles silver medalist Imogen Bankier who confirmed her retirement last December in pursue of a business career, completed a perfect 10 successive mixed doubles title and a 16th national title in all, at the Yonex Scottish National Championships in Perth on Sunday.Wishing Imogen Bankier good luck in her new venture! (photo: GettyImages)

    Wishing Imogen Bankier good luck in her new venture! (photo: GettyImages)

  • Imogen Bankier of Scotland calls it quits

    Scotland: Scottish doubles specialist Imogen Bankier has retired from international badminton, admitting lack of motivation convinced her the time was right to call it quits.

    The 28-year-old was Scotland's most successful badminton player, and one of only four British players to compete at the London 2012 Olympics, playing mixed doubles alongside Chris Adcock. Imogen Bankier and Chris Adcock defeated Tantowi Ahmad/Lilyana Natsir in the semi-finals of 2011 World Championships.

    Imogen Bankier and Chris Adcock defeated Tantowi Ahmad/Lilyana Natsir in the semi-finals of 2011 World Championships.

     

  • Yun Luo steps down as head coach of Badminton Scotland

    Scotland: The former Chinese internationalist Yvette Yun Luo who has been in charge of the Scots since 2009 helping them to win a record two medals at the Commonwealth Games, Kirsty Gilmour's silver in women's singles and a bronze for Imogen Bankier and Robert Blair in mixed doubles, plus various titles and medals at other events.Imogen Bankier is Scotland's most successful women's doubles badminton player of all time

    Imogen Bankier is Scotland's most successful women's doubles badminton player of all time

  • Ville Lang, Robert Blair & Imogen Bankier win Scottish Grand Prix

    Glasgow: Finland’s Ville Lang once again stole the limelight at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Sunday, when he stormed back by saving four match points in the second game against Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei to take his second Scottish Open title after last lifting the title in 2006 back when the Scottish Open was still an international challenge tournament.Ville Lang won the men's singles final to secure his first-ever Grand Prix title

    Ville Lang won the men's singles final to secure his first-ever Grand Prix title

  • Glasgow 2014: Goh V Shem-Lim Yin Loo falters, other Malaysian advance

    Glasgow: The mixed doubles scratch pair of Goh V Shem-Lim Yin Loo was the only Malaysian that didn't make it to the round of 16 at Commonwealth Games’  individual badminton events on Wednesday. They suffered a hard-fought, 21-15, 14-21, 14-21 loss to world number 13 Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier of Scotland in 58 minutes. Blair-Bankier will play Terry Hee-Fu Mingtian of Singapore tomorrow.Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier was given a real scare as they fought back to beat Goh V Shem-Lim Yin Loo in 3 sets

    Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier was given a real scare as they fought back to beat Goh V Shem-Lim Yin Loo in 3 sets

  • Imogen Bankier of Scotland hopes for triple success at Glasgow

    Glasgow: Imogen Bankier is delighted to have three chances to win medals for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games when she competes in mixed doubles, the women's doubles and the team event.Badminton ace Imogen Bankier ready for Commonwealth Games after Olympic disaster

    Badminton ace Imogen Bankier ready for Commonwealth Games after Olympic disaster

    "It's awesome to have three bites at the cherry," said Bankier.

  • Imogen Bankier won 2 badminton doubles titles at French International (pic)

    Imogen Bankier won the women's doubles titles and the mixed doubles (with Robert Blair) at the French International in Orleans on Sunday.
    They won the championship last year and they are now rank no 15 in the world.It was the third three-game victory for Blair and Bankier, having beaten Patrick Buhl and Rikke Hansen of Denmark 21-17 19-21 21-15 in the second round and knocking out Dutch third seeds Jorrit De Ruiter and Samantha Barning 18-21 21-12 21-14 in the semi-finals.

    It was the third three-game victory for Blair and Bankier, having beaten Patrick Buhl and Rikke Hansen of Denmark 21-17 19-21 21-15 in the second round and knocking out Dutch third seeds Jorrit De Ruiter and Samantha Barning 18-21 21-12 21-14 in the semi-finals.

    They defeated Niclas Nohr and Sara Thygesen from Denmark with 21-13 19-21 21-18 in a thrilling 58-minute game.

  • Bankier and Blair determined to defend French badminton title (pic)

    Milngavie’s Imogen Bankier and badminton mixed doubles partner Robert Blair are all set to defend their French International title in Orleans this weekend.

    The Scottish top seeded pair are looking to build on their recent Yonex German Open triumph and maintain their winning form in the lead up to this year’s Commonwealth Games.Milngavie’s Imogen Bankier and badminton mixed doubles partner Robert Blair are all set to defend their French International title in Orleans this weekend.

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