Last updated on May 31st, 2022 at 08:43 pm
The Badminton European Championships 2022, held in Madrid, concluded on Saturday 30th April 2022.
It saw Carolina Marin take a sixth consecutive European Championships title in the women’s singles. What made it even more impressive is was the fact this was Marin’s comeback following another career-threatening knee injury.
European Championships 2022 Winners & Runners-up
|MS||Viktor Axelsen||Anders Antonsen||Toma Junior Popov +|
|WS||Carolina Marin||Kirsty Gilmour||Mia Blichfeldt + |
|MD||Mark Lamsfuss / |
|Alexander Dunn / |
|Ruben Jille / Ties Van Der Lecq +|
Ben Lane / Sean Vendy
|WD||Gabriela Stoeva / |
|Linda Efler/ |
|Maiken Fruergaard / Sara Thygesen + |
Amalie Magelund / Freja Ravn
|XD||Mark Lamsfuss / |
|Thom Gicquel / |
|Robin Tabeling / Selena Piek +|
Mikkel Mikkelsen / Rikke Soby
Marin took on Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour in the final winning 21-10, 21-12 with the match lasting just 42 minutes.
Speaking after the final Marin said
“I played better today in the final. It is not easy to control in front of these amazing spectators at home. I took all the energy and power they gave me during the match, and wanted everyone to enjoy me on the court”.Carolina Marin
You can see the match winning point and pure emotion from Marin below.
Axelsen said after the game
It wasn’t the most beautiful game. It was hard to control the shuttle and produce a high quality. I didn’t use too much energy throughout the tournament, but it was about being able to win.Viktor Axelsen
Meanwhile a frustrated Anders Antonsen spoke after the match saying
I am really disappointed. I could not get my game going, too many mistakes and no consistency.Anders Antonsen
Viktor is the number one player in the badminton rankings for a reason, he wins the big tournaments.
He won the All England Open 2022 Badminton Championships back in March beating Indian player Lakshya Sen.
You can see the match winning point below.
Here’s the moment they claimed victory.
The men’s double saw Mark Lamsfuss / Marvin Seidel take on Scotland’s Alexander Dunn / Adam Hall in the final. The match took just over 30 minutes with German pair winning the match 21-17, 21-16.
You can see the winning point below.
In the mixed doubles final Lamsfuss partnered Isabel Lohau as the pair took on France’s Thom Gicquel / Delphine Delrue. This final went to three games with Germans taking the title 16-21, 22-20, 21-16.
You can see the match winning point below:
Final Thought – Badminton’s European Championships 2022
Mark Lamsfuss claimed two gold’s while his mixed doubles partner Lohau took home gold and silver medals took home a gold and silver.
The Stovea sisters continue their recent good form while it was business as usual for Viktor. Those I think the story of this particular tournament must be Carolina Marin’s amazing return.
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Carolina Marin’s 6th European Championships win following her return from injury was really impressive. What did you make of it? Did you watch or follow the badminton action?