Kirsty Gilmour is out of the TOTAL BWF World Championships.
Despite going into the Worlds in top form, and with the confidence gained as a result of some recent excellent results, European Silver medallist, Kirsty Gilmour, was unable to convert her recent successes into a win against Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi in today’s first round of the TOTAL BWF World Championships.
The Scot was originally due to play Switzerland’s Sabrina Jaquet in Round 1; but following a re-draw, came up against Takahashi, who, with a world ranking of 15, is seven places ahead of Gilmour’s WR22.
A disappointed Gilmour struggled to find her feet in a contest that was always going to be difficult, eventually losing out to Takahashi 10-21; 13-21.
Scotland’s hopes now remain with Alex Dunn/Adam Hall who are scheduled to play Thailand’s Bodin Isara/Maneepong Jongjit from Thailand, at approximately 1700 GMT today.