Cumbrian badminton star Lauren Smith exited the Rio 2016 Olympics with a win alongside her doubles partner Heather Olver.

The Longtown athlete and Olver managed to pip the Hong Kong pairing of Lok Yan Poon and Ying Suet Tse two sets to one overnight in the final game in group C.

The scores were: 21-17 18-21 21-16 in a game which latest just under one hour.

Despite being out of the competition, Lauren took to Twitter to show her delight at winning the match:

Their win follows on from a defeat on Friday which effectively saw them out of the competition.

They were beaten then by Indonesian pair Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii 21-10 21-13 in a match lasting 42 minutes.

It was the Team GB pair's second defeat of the round robin game play stage of the competition.

With the top two pairs in each group progressing to the next stage, the result ended their hopes in Rio.

They were also beaten in their opening game on Thursday night against opposition from Malaysia.

Despite the defeats, one of Smith's closest friends at home in Cumbria has spoken of the local pride for Lauren.

Sarah Robinson, 24, of Houghton, said: "Lauren has been amazing and we're very proud of her. It has been great watching her.

"I've spoken to Lauren while she's been in Rio and she's absolutely loving it and have just the best time."