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Mediterranean Games 2022 | Spain, silver in badminton




The badminton couple formed by Pablo Abián and Kike Peñalver have achieved a new medal for the Spanish delegation in the Mediterranean Games of Oran 2022 after has been proclaimed runner-up in men’s doubles.

The tandem of the Aragonese and the Toledo has had a good tournament and both have left the final on Monday satisfied despite the defeat against the Algerians Koceila Julien Mammeri and Youcef Sabri and Medel (21-14, 19-21 and 16 -twenty-one).

As the Spanish Badminton Federation recalls, this is the third medal in the Mediterranean Games for Pablo Abián, since he already won a silver in Mersin 2013 and a gold in Tarragona 2018. Precisely this Tuesday the individual tournament will start in which the Spaniard defends the title.

Also, Levan Metreveli He has secured the medal by qualifying for the wrestling final in the category of less than 57 kilos, which will be played this Tuesday.

In table tennis, the men’s team stayed on the edge of the podium. Finally lost in the fight for the bronze against Greece (1-3).

And in karate, a discipline that gave Spain the Alba Pinilla bronze medal to inaugurate the delegation box, two diplomas were also obtained one step away from the medal. María Torres García qualified for the final for the bronze from the play-off but she fell against the Tunisian Chehinez Jemi 3-2.

The feeling bittersweet was for José Rafael Ibáñez, who after losing in the semifinals against the Egyptian Youssef Badawy, also disputed the final for the bronze of -84kg against the Turkish Ugur Aktas. Ibáñez was leading by 0-2 with seven seconds remaining, but with only 3 remaining, the Ottoman resolved with an ippon.

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