GLASGOW'S Imogen Bankier is on the short-list for the Inspirational Performance prize at the Sunday Mail and sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards as she looks to end a glittering 12-month badminton blitz with another success.
Twelve months ago she and England's Chris Adcock won their first mixed doubles title together when they lifted the Scottish International Championships title - an event Imogen had previously won with another Scot, Robert Blair. This initial success was quickly followed by titles in Ireland and Italy.
But that Kelvin Hall victory was just the start of an amazing run of success for the new Bankier-Adcock partnership, capped by a silver medal at the Yonex BWF World Badminton Championships at Wembley Arena in August.
That helped catapult the pair towards the world's top 10 and today they are GB's leading mixed doubles pair at No. 13 in the world rankings as they try to secure qualification for London 2012.
Only last month Imogen was presented with the coveted Lonsdale Trophy by Commonwealth Games Scotland for her success over the last 12 months. Now she is in contention for the Inspiration Performance Award, sponsored by Glasgow 2014, while at the same time heading for Shanghai next week to contest the Li Ning China Masters, the final event on the OSIM BWF World Superseries 2011 circuit.
Back in Glasgow Imogen, who will be 24 tomorrow (Nov 18) will be up against golfer Catriona Matthew and the Scotland Homeless World Cup team (Street Soccer Scotland) in the Inspiration Performance category.
The winner will be announced on December 1 at the Sunday Mail and sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards.