Silver for Sussex ace Olver at Commonwealth Games

Heather Olver, white top, in action today

Heather Olver, white top, in action today

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Sussex badminton player Heather Olver had to settle for silver at the Commonwealth Games today.

Olver, from Heathfield, lost in the mixed doubles final with partner Chris Langridge to England’s Chris and Gabby Adcock at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena.

The top seeds, who are ranked number five in the world, came out on top 21-9 21-12 against fourth seeds Langridge and Olver, who are number 20 in the rankings.

It was the first time the pairs had met in an international competition and the Adcocks produced a display every bit as emphatic as their semi-final win over Scotland’s Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier yesterday.

The victory meant the Adcocks became the first husband and wife to win the mixed doubles gold together at a Commonwealth Games and the win gave Chris Adcock a gold to go with his 2011 world championships silver (with Bankier) at Wembley Arena.

Olver said: "Yesterday was tiring but I am very proud of what I've achieved here."

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