Badminton: Kirsty Gilmour has to settle for silver at European Championships

Kirsty Gilmour

Kirsty Gilmour has won silver after finishing runner-up in the women's singles final at the 25th European Championships in La Roche sur Yon.

The 22-year-old lost 21-12, 21-18 to title holder and double world champion Carolina Marin of Spain.

"It's very satisfying to win silver," said Gilmour.

"Caro is the same age but has a lot more experience at the top level. It's building blocks but we'll get there one day."

It was Scotland's first ever medal at the Championships, which date back to 1968.

"Today's a day for celebrating and tomorrow we'll feel the lull but at least I will wake up and say 'yeh, I've got a silver medal at the European Championships' which is pretty cool," continued Gilmour.

"It will be an evaluation day of a decent match, not perhaps my best but certainly not my worst by any means.

"I will learn from anyone who is world class standard. Every game you go on is a learning curve."

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