Carolina Marin Poised to Shake Up Women’s Badminton Singles at Paris Olympics

Carolina Marin (31, Spain) was pointed out as a variable that could destroy the current women’s badminton singles order, represented by world number one Ahn Se-young (22, Samsung Life Insurance).

Indonesian Volasport said, “Carolina Marin is taking active steps toward her second gold medal. “The competitive structure of the 33rd Summer Olympics in Paris, France, which was summarized as the TOP 4 including Ahn Se-young, is shaking,” he analyzed.

Carolina Marin is the women’s badminton singles champion at the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. As of March 2024, ‘Bolasport’ is the number one media outlet in terms of Internet traffic in Indonesia’s sports and other sectors.

Carolina Marin is happy after winning the women’s badminton singles gold medal at the 31st Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. Photo=AFPBBNews=News1

Indonesia, which won 6 gold medals, 6 silver medals, and 7 bronze medals in the Olympics, is the next powerhouse after China (20 gold, 12 silver, and 15 bronze medals). The badminton event at the Paris Olympics will be held from July 28 to August 6, 2024, Korean time.

As of April 5, Korean time, the world rankings are ▲1st place Ahn Se-young ▲2nd place Chen Yu-fei (26, China) ▲3rd place Dai Ziying (30, Taiwan) ▲4th place Akane Yamaguchi (27, Japan).

△Ahn Se-young is the winner of the 28th Badminton World Federation (BWF) Championships in 2023. △Chen Yufei is a gold medalist at the 33rd Tokyo Olympics in Japan in 2021, and △Dai Ziying is a silver medalist at the Tokyo Olympics. △Akane Yamaguchi won the 26th and 27th World Championships in 2021 and 2022.

Ahn Se-young is delighted while holding the championship trophy and a bouquet of flowers at the 2024 World Badminton Federation World Tour Super 750 Series ‘French Open’ Women’s Singles Awards Ceremony. Photo=AFPBBNews=News1

‘Volasport’ tied Ahn Se-young, Chen Yu-fei, and Akane Yamaguchi, saying, “They are showing physical problems due to the aftermath of injuries in the 2024 BWF World Tour.” Among the four strong women’s badminton players, Dai Ziying, who is the healthiest this season, is hampered by the ‘jinx of not being able to compete in major world competitions’.

Dai Tzu-ying shines at No. 1 in the 2016-2018 and 2021-2022 BWF final rankings, but after finishing second at the 2021 Olympics and World Championships, she only won a bronze medal at the 2022 World Championships.

Carolina Marin won the Super 1000 Series All England Open and Super 300 Series Swiss Open in succession in the 2024 BWF World Tour, raising her world ranking to 5th.

Carolina Marin is receiving an attack from Akane Yamaguchi in the final of the 2024 World Badminton Federation World Tour Super 1000 Series ‘All England Open’. Photo = AFP = Provided by Yonhap News

Akane Yamaguchi withdrew due to health issues after losing 1-11 in the second set of the All England Open final. ‘Volasport’ said, “Carolina Marin is likely to threaten the top four women’s badminton players, including Ahn Se-young, at the Paris Olympics. “She deserves to aim for the top spot,” he predicted.

Ahn Se-young leads Carolina Marin with 6 wins and 4 losses in her opponent’s record, but the advantage is not large. ‘Volasport’ said, “My skills have not yet declined and my stamina has improved, so my performance has improved. He evaluated Marin positively this season, saying, “It’s definitely stronger (than before).”

Carolina Marin (left) is talking with champion Ahn Se-young (right) after finishing second at the 28th World Championships in 2023. Photo=AFPBBNews=News1

Carolina Marin is the first and still the last Spanish runner-up in Olympic badminton. ‘Volasfoort’ was full of praise, saying, “There is no reason to hesitate in setting her sights on her second gold medal at the Olympics.”

“My knees (which were once a problem) are no longer a problem at all. I am becoming more confident about my performance this year every day. (Message to TOP 4, including Ahn Se-young) My chances of participating in the Paris Olympics are 100%. “Don’t doubt me (that it won’t come out).” – Carolina Marin –

Carolina Marin in the final of the 2024 BWF World Tour Super 1000 Series Super 300 Series ‘Swiss Open’. Photo = EPA = Provided by Yonhap News

Kang Dae-ho, MK Sports reporter

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2024-04-07 23:13:54
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