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Chris, Gabby Adcock become first Britons to reach World Superseries Finals

Husband-and-wife pair Chris and Gabby Adcock become the first Britons to reach the badminton year-end World Superseries Finals.

Husband-and-wife badminton pair Chris and Gabby Adcock have become the first Britons to reach the year-end World Superseries Finals.

The world number seven pairing beat Indonesia's Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto 21-17, 22-20 in the mixed doubles semi-finals in Dubai.

They will face South Korea's Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na in Sunday's final.

"The Koreans are definitely an in-form pair right now, and have won a couple Superseries events recently," Chris told reporters.

"However, we are also feeling in good form and shape going into the final and the challenge of Ko and Kim really excites us."

"It wasn't something we were aware of [becoming the first Briton finalists], but it's nice to achieve that."

The pair won gold during the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow 2014.

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Friday's key events

· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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