Kickoff of the European Badminton Championships Madrid 2022
The European Badminton Championships Madrid 2022 has begun today, April 25, at the Gallur Municipal Sports Center, displaying its maximum splendor and concentrating a high level of play in the first round of the competition. On its opening day, the event, supported by Iberdrola as the main sponsor, was attended by the best European rackets in the men’s and women’s singles modalities.
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.
The day began with the highest expectation at 5:00 p.m., as planned. It has been possible to experience the best atmosphere in one of the first massive events to be held without the use of the mandatory mask due to COVID-19 in Spain, a fact that has highlighted the optimism and enthusiasm of all the parties involved in the event.
As far as sports results are concerned, the leading international powers advance to the next round. For the local delegation, the day has ended with one win and one defeat; Beatriz Corrales traced her match against the player from Israel, Ksenia Polikarpova, taking the first Spanish victory by 20-22, 21-17, and 21-17. However, Clara Azurmendi was defeated by the left-handed Mariya Mitsova, who needed a third set to beat the local. Fans and the rest of the Spanish team have not missed the opportunity to cheer on the best points of both players.
In the men’s singles draw, Misha Zilberman (Israel) and Luka Ban (Croatia) starred in one of the day’s matches. Zilberman showed off his best shots to win the match in two sets with a result of 23-21 and 21-18. On the other side of the main draw, Jan Louda (Czech Republic) beat his rival, the Belgian player Maxime Moreels, by a double 21-12.
The day of Tuesday, April 26th, the longest of the championship, will begin at 09:00 a.m. with the mixed doubles modality and will end at approximately 8:30 p.m. The matches will be broadcast on Badminton Europe TV. The long-awaited return of Carolina Marin after eleven months away from the courts due to her knee injury, will be tomorrow at 7:40 p.m. on Court 1 in the match against Katerina Tomalova (Czech Republic).