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Kirsty Gilmour Scottish Open 2012Kirsty Gilmour will be among the leading contenders for the women's singles title when she tackles the new London Grand Prix Gold at the Copper Box Arena on the Olympic Park from October 1-6.

Spain's world No.19 Carolina Marin and France's No.33 Sashina Waran will be among her main rivals as the world No.34 from Bothwell looks to climb further up the rankings.

Gilmour, who will be 20 later this month, will also tackle the women's doubles with Edinburgh's Jillie Cooper in what is going to be a big season for the rising star of Scottish badminton.

Gilmour and Cooper know that Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl, the world bronze medallists and who are ranked No.4 in the world, will be the pair to beat at the Copper Box.

Longniddry's Paul Van Rietvelde will also be heading to London to partner England's Marcus Ellis in the men's doubles. 

They will be up against England rivals Chris Langridge and Peter Mills and last month's world silver medallists Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark.

Glasgow's Kieran Merrilees will tackle the men's singles where Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen is the main danger. England's two-time Scottish International champion Rajiv Ouseph and India's reigning Scottish champion Anand Pawar will also be in contention.

More than 160 players from 26 nations will be competing in London.

Results can be found at www.tournamentsoftware.com

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