The All England Championships in Birmingham this week mark the first big step for Britain's badminton stars on the road to London 2012.
Established stars like Nathan Robertson are still aiming to take part in one last Olympic Games, despite the pressures of encroaching age.
But there are plenty of young stars hoping to make their marks on the international scene.
Gail Emms, who won an Olympic silver medal with Robertson in 2004 and who retired after the 2008 Games, told BBC Sport's Martin Gough who to watch out for.
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