Olympic Games - Adcock to partner with fiance in mixed doubles

Chris Adcock will take his relationship with fiance Gabby White back to the badminton court after announcing that they will be playing mixed doubles together again following his split with Imogen Bankier.

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Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier

Adcock was dumped by Bankier last month, the Scot revealing that the British set up in Milton Keynes was not working for her and she was off to Scotland to aid her chances of success at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The news came as somewhat of a surprise considering together Adcock and Bankier won silver at the World Championships in 2011 and reached the semi-finals of the French Open a matter of days beforehand.

They did however fail to win a game at the London 2012 Olympics with Adcock now set to join up with White, the pair having already achieved much success together themselves on the court.

Set to wed this time next year, Adcock and White won world junior mixed doubles silver in 2007, broke into the world's top 20 in 2010 and this year won the English national title.

White splits with Marcus Ellis, who will now play alongside Alyssa Lim, while Olympic silver medallist Nathan Robertson's former partner Jenny Wallwork joins up with Andrew Ellis.

And Jens Grill, GB Badminton Performance Director, said: "We have enjoyed a very strong start to the new international circuit season with regard all of our doubles pairs.

"Some of the results and titles won have shown that there is some real potential within our pairings, especially in respect of mixed doubles where we continue to enjoy real strength in depth with some young aspiring partnerships complementing the more experienced players.

"With this good form as a positive backdrop, we have reviewed all options with the coaches and players and, through this fine tuning, we believe the new line up gives us a solid platform on which to establish world class mixed doubles partnerships and continue to build for Rio."

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