Ingo Kindervater / Robert Blair
Vendsyssel Elite Denmark
Kirsty will compete at her fourth Commonwealth Games for Team Scotland at Birmingham 2022. She won her first senior caps at 16 years old and became the youngest badminton player to attend a Commonwealth Games for Scotland when she competed at Delhi 2010 having just turned 17. She then went on to compete at the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2011, winning Singles bronze.
At Glasgow 2014 she became the first Scottish woman to reach a Commonwealth Games Badminton Singles final, winning silver. Gold Coast 2018 saw a return to the podium with a second successive Singles medal, this time a bronze.
A double Olympian, competing at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Games, Kirsty has added a wealth of international medals to her name including three European Championship medals - silver in both 2016 and 2017 and bronze in 2021. She became the first Scottish woman to win the Scottish Open since 2009 when she took victory in the Singles in November 2017 and defended her title in 2018.
In addition to her 2018 Scottish Open title, Kirsty racked up another gold and two silver medals on the BWF World Tour in 2019 and 2020, took bronze at the 2019 European Games in Minsk and was part of Scotland's bronze medal winning team at the 2020 European Team Championships.
Her uncle, David Gilmour, was also a Scottish Internationalist, capped 50 times including the 1994 and 1998 Commonwealth Games.