The British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced today four athletes as officially selected to represent Team GB in badminton at the Games.
Following a very competitive year-long qualification period, the badminton squad selected today, contains exciting potential as all the players will be making their Olympic debuts in London this summer.
And competing in the singles event is Susan Egelstaff who is the most experienced member of the squad. She won a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games for Scotland.
Following the announcement she said, “I’m so excited to be selected as a member of Team GB.
“This is the culmination of a really hard year of qualification and it’s great to be successful and be able to look forward to participating in the Games themselves.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m really looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd. It’s a privilege to be part of the Team and I cannot wait for it to start.”
The addition of the badminton players brings the total number of athletes officially selected to Team GB for London 2012 to 121 across eleven sport disciplines: archery, athletics – marathon, badminton, boxing, canoe slalom, hockey, sailing, shooting, swimming, synchronised swimming and table tennis.
Susan Egelstaff – Women’s Singles
Rajiv Ouseph – Men’s Singles
Imogen Bankier – Mixed Doubles
Chris Adcock – Mixed Doubles
Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine