Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour has been announced as part of Team GB's Badminton representation at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Commonwealth Games medallist will compete in the Women’s Singles event when the Games - postponed from last year due to Covid - kick off on July 23.

She will be part of a seven-strong team of badminton players to represent Great Britain alongside oe Birch, Lauren Smith, Marcus Ellis, Toby Penty, Sean Vendy and Ben Lane.

Gilmour, 27, will compete at her second consecutive Olympic Games. She previously won silver and bronze medals at 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2018 at Glasgow and Gold Coast respectively.

British badminton team leader Jon Austin said: “It has been a long journey to get to the point where we can announce both our Olympic and Paralympic teams. The players, coaches and support staff have worked tirelessly in the most extreme circumstances to reach a position where we can announce those selected.

“There has been so much uncertainty about whether both Games would go ahead, so to be in a position where we are shortly to get on the plane is something that I know all involved will be relieved but also relishing the opportunity to perform at the pinnacle of our sport for Team GB.”

Other sports and disciplines, including athletics, are expected to confirm their Team GB entrants later this week.