Egelstaff ends badminton career

24 October 2012 / 11:25

Scotland's Susan Egelstaff, who represented Great Britain at this year's Olympics, has announced her retirement.

The 30-year-old overcame a serious leg injury to compete at London 2012 but has decided against continuing until the 2014 Commonwealth Games in her home city of Glasgow.

The 2006 Commonwealth bronze medalist said: "I think that now is the right time for me to retire because I don't feel I have the motivation that's needed to give everything in training every day any more."

She added: "Qualifying for the Olympics had been a goal of mine for almost 20 years so to have achieved it this summer, and to have played so well in London, makes me feel like this is the perfect way to go out."

Egelstaff won her opening Olympic match against Slovenia's Maja Tvrdy but was edged out of a place in the knockout stage at Wembley Arena by Japan's Sayaka Sato.