Elizabeth Cann believes she can get Olympic spot

Jersey badminton star Elizabeth Cann

Cann is seeded fourth in this week's Scottish International

England number one Elizabeth Cann believes she can qualify for the London Olympics, despite her standing in badminton's world rankings.

Cann, who grew up in Jersey, is 47th in the world whilst Scotland's Susan Egelstaff is 32nd.

It is likely only one will be selected to represent Great Britain in next year's games.

"I believe I can do it and training has been going well," the 32-year-old told BBC Radio Jersey .

"I've had quite a lot of tough draws in tournaments so I haven't necessarily played badly but I've been playing some really good opponents.

"I haven't quite got some of the results that I'd hoped to get by this stage.

"If you want two players to go [to the Olympics] then you both have to be ranked in the top 16 in the world."

Badminton World Rankings

1. Wang Shixian (China)

2. Wang Yihan (China)

3. Wang Xin (China)

32. Susan Egelstaff (Scotland)

47. Elizabeth Cann (England)

Cann will compete in the Scottish International this week, a tournament she won in 2008 and was runner-up in last year.

She added: "I'm hoping for the minimum of a final place.

"There's no one in the draw I can't beat and I know that I have the ability to win the tournament.

"It's just a matter of performing on the day."

Cann is seeded fourth and has been handed a bye in the first round before meeting either Scotland's Commonwealth Youth Games bronze medallist Kirsty Gilmour or England's Kate Robertshaw.

Elizabeth Cann is one of BBC Radio Jersey and BBC Channel Islands News' featured athletes as part of 'Olympic Dreams' in the build up to London 2012.