The players of the Soria-CS24 Badminton Club and the AD89 of El Burgo de Osma won a great championship within the framework of the National Senior Master “Ciudad de Toledo” and which brought together the best rackets in the last national competition of the season.
The Sorianos achieved up to five runners-up finishes and as many bronze medals, confirming their excellent moment of form.
Santiago Martínez and José Carlos stood out above the rest, both obtaining two silvers and a third place.
Santiago Martínez reached the finals of his category in both men’s singles and doubles with his usual partner, Manuel Acero. Santiago was unable to materialize any of the finals in gold, a result that will see him finish the season in first place in the national ranking in both modalities. In addition to these two silvers, he won the bronze medal in the mixed doubles together with Beatriz Martin, from Extremadura from the Leganés Badminton Club.
José Carlos Pérez also won three medals, two silver in the doubles modalities and one more bronze in the singles category.
The men’s doubles final was very intense and the result in both sets, 21-18 and 25-23, could have fallen on the side of the Soriano player along with Fernando Herrero from Madrid. José Carlos repeated the silver medal with Argentina’s Adriana Francescone. They couldn’t have made a better debut in their first competition together. José Carlos would also reach the semifinals within his individual category.
David Hernansanz also won double medals. Despite competing with slight discomfort in his foot, he exceeded his objectives, achieving the runner-up position in the individual championship in his category. He added to this silver, the bronze medal in the men’s doubles together with Sebastian López, from the Leganés Badminton Club.
On the part of the AD89, the balance was also outstanding with two bronze medals in the doubles modalities. Sergio Latorre and Cristina Puebla, in their great capacity as doubles players, both achieved bronze in mixed doubles and Cristina also won bronze in women’s doubles with the Madrid player, Gemma Cardigonde.
All of them, after a short break, will begin to prepare the competitions for the start of the 2024 season, in which the race will begin to achieve the places to represent Spain in the European Championship that will be held in Belgium during the month of August.
In addition to the senior players, the Soria-CS24 Badminton Club youth team also competed during the weekend.
Nora Martínez competed in the first edition of the Spanish U23 Championships. With the participation of numerous players who stand out at an absolute level, Nora achieved ninth position in the women’s doubles modality, also competing in the singles modality.
With two years still in the under-23 category, the woman from Soriano has a long history in this championship in successive editions of it.
In addition, Isabel Corchón and María González attended the Federation of Castilla y León test and valid for the national ranking that took place in the Palencia town of Villamuriel de Cerrato. Both of them shared together in the women’s doubles, reaching the final, winning the silver medal in the under-17 category.
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