• 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 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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