Carolina Marín wins her sixth consecutive European badminton tournament in Madrid

  • The Spanish revalidates the continental title after overcoming a serious injury and winning the final in just 41 minutes

The Spanish Caroline Marin conquered this Saturday in Madrid his sixth consecutive badminton European Championship by defeating (21-10 and 21-12) the Scottish Kirsty Gilmourin just 41 minutes, in the final played on the Gallur municipal track.

After eleven months injured due to a anterior cruciate ligament rupture and the two menisci of her left knee, Marín reappeared through the front door in Madrid, supported by her family and the Spanish fans, to continue holding the continental title that she has firmly dominated since 2014.

The player from Huelva beat Gilmour in the final displaying her best game repertoire and giving no chance for surprise against the Scot, who slipped into the final after getting rid of the Dutch in previous rounds Gayle Mahulettethe Estonian kristin kuubathe Belgian Lianne Tan and the danish Mia Blichfeldtsecond seeded.

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Carolina Marín reached the final losing only one set, the quarterfinal against the Danish Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt, with which he did suffer to take the match to his field. The rest of the matches against the Czech katherine tomalovathe Ukrainian Maria Ultina and the Turkish Neslihan Yigit He got through them without a hitch.

With this victory, the sixth in a row in a European Championship, Marín extends a record that also includes an Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and three world championships.

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