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26.12.2020 Adcocks aim for big 2016

Chris Adcock will ring in the New Year full of confidence as he and partner Gabby set their sights on an Olympic medal in 2016.

Currently ranked seventh in the world, mixed doubles duo Chris and Gabby have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow they secured the mixed doubles title while they also helped England to team silver and Gabby added bronze in the women’s doubles.

This year has been equally successful with the Adcocks rounding off the year by becoming the first Britons to win a World Superseries title when they beat South Korea's third seeds Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na 21-14 21-17.

And while it meant for an enjoyable festive period, thoughts are not far away from next summer and the Olympics in Rio.

Their current form and ranking points all but assure them a place in the mixed doubles but Chris is aiming even higher.

"Not having to worry about qualification and focusing on winning is such an advantage," Chris told BBC Sport.

"Of course we want a medal but I want to play well. I know if we play well we've got a chance. It's a challenge but it's something I know we can do.

"Having those titles will hopefully give us confidence for Rio. If we play our best, we can beat anybody."

Sportsbeat 2015