Badminton is not an easy choice for a child, not because of the complexity or the attractiveness of the sport, but because of the few opportunities and equipment they have to be able to approach a discipline much more tractive than people may think. The irruption of Carolina Marín, has produced a national boom of a modality that has not stopped growing in recent years.
Nerea Ivorra: “Badminton came up in town and I decided to sign up for convenience and finally look. It was a very small club, we started with the school games and until now ».
When At the age of 4 Nerea Ivorra picked up a racket for the first time, It was the tennis one. Until he was 11 he was training in Beneixama But then it was time to take the leap, «I went to Villena to play tennis and by schedule everything stopped coinciding with the schedules of my parents and I could go less. Badminton came up in town and I decided to sign up for convenience and finally look. It was a very small club, we started with the school games and until now ”, the player tells yosoynoticia.es.
In little more than three years «They called me from the federation to come to Alicante to live in the residence to be able to train and study and I am still here almost 10 years later. My life passes between training, university and competitions and the truth is that I am very happy “, Ivorra explains.
The Two weeks ago he had to leave the Master of Valencia due to a chronic injury that drags on his shoulder, «That weekend I came from a fall in which I had hurt myself and I had to strain my shoulder a bit playing in Portugal. I played the Master of Valencia and I noticed a puncture in the first game and my colleague Claudia, the coach and I decided to stop and I withdrew ”, acknowledges Nerea.
Nerea Ivorra: “I did not expect to be in the individual draw, but in the end there were some casualties, among them Carolina Marín and I was able to enter and reach the quarterfinals.”
After being forced to leave the tournament in the first match, he arrived at the Huelva master’s degree in which the best rackets in the world were. Her goal “was to be able to be well and compete against the best players in the world. The truth is that I did not expect to enter the individual table, but in the end there were some casualties, among them Carolina Marín and I was able to enter and reach the quarterfinals, ”says the Alicante woman.
After win the Andalusian Cristina Teruel in the second round “I played against a French woman in the quarterfinals and there I couldn’t win anymore. Despite this, I am very happy with the game and with the feelings. Being my first year competing at an international level, it is an incredible result, it is another pace and another requirement, and it is difficult to keep up ”, affirms the international player.
Nerea Ivorra: «In the Spanish Championship I want to achieve a medal in both modalities. It is very good for me to rest this weekend to fully recover my shoulder ».
This week he will rest so he can to arrive in full power to one of the events of the year, the Absolute Championship of Spain. There He will play the individual and the doubles with his partner Claudia Leal, with the aim of «achieving a medal in both modalities. It is very good for me to rest this weekend to fully recover my shoulder and arrive in better condition to be able to play at the level we need if we want to be on the podium ”, concludes the Beneixama player.
Even if the world cup is far away, will be played in November, his intention is to be able to represent Spain against the best players in the world, in what would undoubtedly be a great reward for so many years of work.