Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith have been named for Team GB in the mixed badminton, with Lauren also in the women's doubles for Tokyo. However Lauren is upset at the way she feels the players have been treated during a controversial selection process and feels they have not been given the support they need. Marcus won bronze at the Rio Games and was disappointed not to be selected with his partner Chris Langridge this time.I address this with Lauren's instagram statement.
Our interview was recorded at Kitting Out a few days before selection - so we touch on the more general points about the last few months and selection for the mixed doubles.
Marcus and Lauren have been contributing to this podcast since January, when they reported from a lockdown hotel in Bangkok.
They talk about their final preparations for the Olympics and what it's like to play at the Games...along with Lauren's love of the selfie in the Olympic Village.