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  1. Gabby and Chris Adcock to miss All England Championships

    BBC Sport

    Gabby Adcock says the "horrendous" long-term effects of coronavirus have left her with no choice but to miss the All England Badminton Championships.

    Adcock, 30, first became ill at Christmas but the impact of "long Covid" left her weak, unable to exercise properly and "exhausted".

    She told BBC Sport she is not ready to compete with husband Chris at the five-day event in Birmingham from Wednesday.

    "I don't want to step on court when I'm not conditioned to win," she said.

    Gabby and Chris Adcock
  2. Full GB entrants list

    Full GB entrants listSeeding in brackets

    Men singles

    Toby Penty (Eng)

    Women’s singles

    Jordan Hart (Wal)/ Kirsty Gilmour (Sco)

    Women’s doubles

    Chloe Birch & Lauren Smith (Eng) (7)/ Jessica Hopton & Jenny Moore (Eng)/ Annie Lado & Victoria Williams (Eng)/ Julie MacPherson & Ciara Torrance (Sco)

    Men’s doubles

    Marcus Ellis & Chris Langridge (Eng) (8), Callum Hemming & Steven Stallwood (Eng), Christopher & Matthew Grimley (Sco), Ben Lane & Sean Vendy (Eng)

    Mixed doubles

    Callum Hemming & Victoria Williams (Eng)/ Adam Hall & Julie MacPherson (Sco)/ Max Flynn & Jessica Pugh (Eng)/ Marcus Ellis & Lauren Smith (Eng) (4)

  3. Who should I look out for?

    England Badminton stars and husband and wife team Chris and Gabby Adcock have pulled out due to the effects of Long Covid on Gabby.

    Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith will be targeting a strong run in the mixed doubles having won their opening match. It’ll be a busy week for Ellis who is also playing in the men’s doubles with Chris Langridge, with whom he won Olympic bronze in Rio 2016.

    From an International perspective, the women’s event includes India’s 2019 World Champion superstar PV Sindhu. The men’s title favourites will surely be last year’s champion and Danish Olympic bronze medallist Viktor Axelsen and current World Champion Japan’s Kento Momota.

    Also in action will be Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori from the unheralded badminton nation of Nigeria. He is likely to be playing both men’s singles and doubles in Tokyo later in the year.

    The Lagos-born 23-year-old is desperate to battle the legends he has spent years watching on YouTube and is simply delighted to represent his country on the global stage. He will be playing in just the doubles in Birmingham with countryman Godwin Olofua.

    Marcus Ellis and Chris Landridge
  4. How can I watch the All England Open Badminton Championships?

    All times are GMT and subject to change

    BBC Sport

    BBC Sport brings you the oldest and most prestigious tournament in badminton with 50 hours’ worth of coverage over five days from Arena Birmingham - across the BBC Sport website, Red Button and BBC iPlayer.

    You will also be able to catch up on any of the action for up to 30 days here.

    Wednesday, 17 March

    14:00-23:00 - BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app

    Thursday, 18 March

    10:00-20:00 - BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app plus Red Button (15:00-20:00)

    Friday, 19 March

    10:00-20:00 - BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app plus Red Button (15:00-20:00)

    Saturday, 20 March

    10:00-20:00 - BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app plus Red Button (15:00-20:00 & 17:15-20:00)

    Sunday, 21 March

    10:00-15:00 - BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app

  5. How to get into badminton

    Get Inspired


    Badminton is one of the most-played sports in the United Kingdom, with more than a million of us taking to the court each month - so, whether you want to play some casual rallies with a pal or have a competitive game, badminton is for everyone.

    It is an easy sport to pick up, most leisure centres have courts and you can hire racquets and shuttlecocks.

    Visit these club locators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, or contact your local leisure centre if you want to play casually.

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