English Championships: Chris & Gabby Adcock win mixed doubles

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Chris and Gabby Adcock are hoping to get a medal at the Rio Olympics in August

Chris and Gabby Adcock won the English National Championships mixed doubles title for the third successive year.

The husband-and-wife team beat Christopher Coles and Sophie Brown 21-11 21-11 in the final in Derby.

It is the fourth occasion the top seeds have triumphed in the event overall, beating the record of Olympic silver medal-winning pair Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms, who won it three times.

Between them, the Adcocks have now won 10 English titles.

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Gabby and Chris Adcock are ranked seventh in the world

All five titles at the championships were won by the top seeds.

Rajiv Ouseph won his eighth men's singles title, beating Alex Lane 21-10 21-9, and in the women's final Fontaine Chapman triumphed after twice being a beaten finalist. She beat training partner Chloe Birch 21-15 21-16.

In the men's doubles, Marcus Ellis and Christopher Langridge proved too strong for Peter Briggs and Tom Wolfenden with a 21-15 21-11 victory.

In the women's doubles, defending champions Heather Olver and Lauren Smith beat Brown and Kate Robertshaw in the closest final of the day, which ended 19-21 21-18 21-7.

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