Spanish badminton does not slow down and, after the success achieved in the international tournaments in Ibiza and the recent U17 silver achieved in Portugal, keeps its sights set on international competitions. This week the event with the greatest national presence is the Welsh International Badminton Championships, which takes place from this Tuesday in Cardiff. Of course, there is also a Spanish presence in El Salvador with Pablo Abián and in Portugal with 28 Junior athletes. Furthermore, this great week of competition culminates with two national championships: on the one hand, Gijón hosts the new Spanish U23 Championship, while Granollers will crown the new U15 national champions.
The week opens this Tuesday with the 10 CARD athletes traveling to Wales, where Álvaro Vázquez, a player who is being monitored, also competes. Precisely Vázquez, Alberto Perals and Álvaro Leal will be the national athletes who compete this Tuesday in the preliminary phase.
The men’s doubles of Jacobo Fernández and Daniel Franco, and the mixed doubles of Rubén García and Lucía Rodríguez, who They have just won gold at the Iberdrola Spanish International in Ibiza.
Already in the final phase of the tournament, which You can follow live through Badminton Europe TV, there are Ania Setién, the only Spanish woman participating in the individual event, and three Spanish couples: the men’s doubles of Rubén García and Carlos Piris, the women’s doubles of Paula López and Lucía Rodríguez and the mixed doubles of Jacobo Fernández and Paula López . It is worth remembering that the men’s and women’s doubles won gold in Ibiza and the mixed team was proclaimed runner-up, only surpassed by another Spanish couple, the aforementioned duo of Rubén García and Lucía Rodríguez.
The Spanish accent will also be felt this week in Central America, since Pablo Abián competes in San Salvador starting this Wednesday. The Aragonese, who has fallen on the same side of the draw as the first seed, the Guatemalan Kevin Cordon, will face the Italian Fabio Caponio in his debut.
The Spanish badminton quarry wants to continue shining in Caldas de Rainha, which since Friday brings together the best juniors on the international scene. And, after the good performance signed by the Spanish in the Portugal Open U17, there are now 28 Junior athletes who compete in Portuguese lands with the challenge of leaving their mark.
It should be noted that there is a large Spanish participation in each of the tests, so excitement is guaranteed. Like last week’s tournament, this one can also be followed live on the Portuguese Badminton Federation’s YouTube channel.
🇪🇸 Spanish U23 Championship
One of the events marked in red on the calendar is the new Spanish Championship that pits the best U23 athletes against each other. This tournament, a novelty among athletes who have passed the Junior stage, has been held since Friday at the La Tejerona Sports Pavilion in Gijón. Almost a hundred athletes will meet in Asturias from Friday at 10:00 a.m. and ensure a weekend full of top-level badminton.
🇪🇸 Spanish U15 Championship
Nor is the national U15 far behind, which will raise the temperature throughout the weekend in Granollers. This is a championship in which the main national rackets in the ranking of said category will fight with everything to win the titles, a guarantee of excitement. In this case, there will be more than 130 athletes who will add color to the weekend in the Catalan town, where great games will surely be seen since the competition begins on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
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