The figures of Madrid 2022
Spain is once again the epicenter of the best badminton, hosting the 2022 European Championships. This country has already shown its energetic commitment in organizing events of the highest level in badminton, with the Huelva 2018 European Championships and just a few months ago with the World and Senior World Championships hosted in the same city. The 2022 European Championships joins the list of major events that makes Madrid the World Capital of Sport 2022.
The Madrid 2022 European Badminton Championships have caused furor in the capital of Spain, which is also the 2022 World Capital of Sport. In addition, it should be noted that the largest continental event in this sport has the support of Iberdrola as the main sponsor, as well as high-status sponsors like Banco Santander and ElPozo.
This event, supported by Iberdrola as main sponsor and with other leading partners such as ElPozo or Banco Santander, will bring together the best badminton players of Europe. Among them, Denmark stands out as favorites to achieve the medals, with figures such as the Olympic Champion Viktor Axelsen, the current European Champion Anders Antonsen the 2021 European silver medallist Mia Blichfeld or the 2018 men’s doubles champions Kim Astrup – Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. France will put its trust in the Popov brothers and its mixed doubles couple composed by Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue. England is leaded by the mixed doubles couple Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith and Germany, with Mark Lamsfuss – Marvin Seidel. Let’s also not forget the Stoeva sisters, who already won gold in womens doubles category in 2018 and 2021 and have shown their great performance form in 2022, being the main favorites to revalidate the gold medal.
There are also hopes in the local players, with Pablo Abián and Kike Peñalver in the men singles event; Clara Azurmendi, Beatriz Corrales and Europe’s queen Carolina Marín in women singles. There is also participation in men doubles with Carlos Piris-Joan Monroy and Jose Molares – Jaume Pérez; in womens doubles with Azurmendi – Corrales; and in mixed doubles with Lorena Uslé – Alberto Zapico.