Spanish Badminton Shines at Saarbrücken 2024 European Championship Debut

Spanish badminton has entered the scene at the Saarbrücken 2024 European Championship. The four Spanish couples have debuted with a balance of three wins and one loss, and from this moment they are aiming for Wednesday’s day in which the premiere of the singles with Carolina Marín, Clara Azurmendi, Pablo Abián and Kike Peñalver.

The Spanish debut has started with the mixed doubles and has left one of lime and one of sand. Rubén García and Lucía Rodríguez have managed to overcome the Israeli couple of Misha Zilberman and her mother Svetlana in 30 minutes (21-15 and 21-10), the duo of Jacobo Fernández and Paula López has not been able to beat the Serbians Mihajlo Tomic and Andjela Vitman (21-16 and 21-8). García and Rodríguez will take to the court again this Wednesday to fight for a place in the quarterfinals against the Irish Joshua Magee and Moya Ryan.

In the afternoon, the women’s doubles of Paula López and Lucía Rodríguez achieved the second Spanish victory, defeating the Polish Paulina Hankiewicz and Kornelia Marczak by 21-15 and 21-16. In this way, on Thursday the Madrid woman and the Galician woman will meet again with the sisters Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva.

Finally, the men’s tandem of García and Carlos Piris closed the day with an exciting comeback against the Swedes Filip Karlborg and Mio Molin (19-21, 21-19 and 21-15). After this hard-fought debut, they are now aiming for the demanding round of 16 duel against the Danes Rasmus Kjaer and Frederik Søgaard, second seeds.

This Wednesday, debut of the singles

The time has come to see in action the four Spanish representatives of the individual events, who start from the second round. At the women’s level, both Carolina Marín and Clara Azurmendi will debut on Wednesday against Scottish rivals: Marín, first seed, will begin the road in search of her seventh consecutive gold against Rachel Sugden, while Azurmendi will face a tough nut to crack in Kirsty Gilmour , fourth favorite for the title.

The male midfielders will not have an easy time in their debut either: Pablo Abián, who reaches double figures in Germany by competing in his tenth European Championship, will face Toma Junior Popov, recent runner-up at the Madrid Spain Masters by Iberdrola, while Kike Peñalver will face the Danish Anders Antonsen, second seed and triple world and European medalist.

Live on Badminton Europe TV

The competition can be followed in its entirety on Badminton Europe TV and from the weekend it can also be seen on RTVE Play and Teledeporte. Wednesday’s day begins at 9:00 a.m. and we will have to be attentive, because the first Spanish racket to take to the court will be that of Carolina Marín, who plays in the fifth shift on court 1. Of course, the rest of the matches They will also be of the highest level.

As soon as Carolina’s game ends, Pablo Abián’s debut will arrive. The Aragonese debuts in his tenth European Championship against a top-level rival, Frenchman Toma Juninor Popov, recent runner-up in the Madrid Spain Masters by Iberdrola.

The eighth turn on court 2 will see the debut of Clara Azurmendi in another high-flying confrontation. The rival is the four-time European medalist Kristy Gilmour, who has just lost in the round of 16 in Madrid and starts as the fourth seed in this European Championship.

Already in the 12th match on court 1 Kike Peñalver will enter the scene against another international figure such as the Danish Anders Antonsen, a triple world medalist who already knows what it is to win a European gold.

Also in the 12th round but on court 2 the mixed doubles of Rubén García and Lucía Rodríguez against the Irish Joshua Magee and Moya Ryan will return to the court, a match in which excitement is guaranteed.

2024-04-10 08:29:40
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