The European Badminton Championships Madrid 2022 move towards the quarterfinals
The best international rackets advance in the European Championships Madrid 2022, which today hosted its third day, round of 16, at the Gallur Municipal Sports Center. From early in the morning, the leading European players and hundreds of attendees visited the sports complex; they did not want to miss the opportunity to see their badminton idols live.
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 maximum expectation has been maintained until the afternoon, Carolina Marin’s moment. The Spanish defeated the Ukrainian player Maria Ulitina, 21-7 and 21-8 in 23 minutes of play. Marín will face Line Højmark Kjaersfeldt  (Denmark) in the quarterfinals tomorrow, starting at 6:00 p.m., who defeated the Spanish Beatriz Corrales in a double 21-12. In women’s singles, the confrontation between the Scottish player Kirsty Gilmour  and the Estonian Kristin Kuuba was a very close game; Kuuba managed to fight hard against to the number 3 head of the tournament, but Gilmour came from behind to win 18-21, 21-9 and 21-15.
In the men’s singles modality, Misha Zilberman (Israel) continues his way to the final after beating Mark Caljouw  (Netherlands) in three sets 21-16, 15-21 and 21-16. The French player, Brice Leverdez , also did the same against Milan Dratva (Slovakia) in a very close match (24-22, 16-21, and 21-16). The favorite to revalidate his title of European champion and world medalist, Anders Antonsen  (Denmark), who got the victory against Luis Enrique Peñalver in two sets (21-13 and 21-15). On the other side of the main draw, Viktor Axelsen  did not compete today due to the withdrawal of his rival, Max Weisskirchen (Germany).
In the men’s doubles modality, France was one of the favorite countries of the day. The duo Christo Popov – Toma Junior Popov  added victory against the locals Joan Monroy – Carlos Piris, who acclaimed by the public tried to fight to force the match to the third set. On the other hand, the Fabien Delrue – William Villeger  duo managed to win the match against Anton Kaisti – Jesper Paul (Finland) in a disputed match with a final result of 21-10, 20-22, and 21-14.
The women’s doubles has been starred by Denmark, with up to three victories and advance to the next round. Amalie Magelund – Freja Ravn , Christine Busch – Amalie Schulz, , and Maiken Fruergaard – Sara Thygesen . With the permission of the Danes, all eyes were on the favorites to revalidate the title of European champions, the Bulgarians Gabriela Stoeva – Stefani Stoeva , who debuted in Madrid 2022 with victory against Flavie Vallet – Emilie Vercelot (France) in two sets.
In the mixed doubles modality of the favorite couples for the title, Marcus Ellis – Lauren Smith  (England), were forced to fight hard against the French William Villeger – Anne Tran, who entered the match with a lot of energy; 13-21, 21-16, and 21-19.
The day of Thursday, April 28, will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the mixed doubles modality and will end at approximately 9:00 p.m. The matches can be watched live on Badminton Europe TV. To enjoy the Madrid 2022 quarterfinals live, it will be necessary to access the venue with a ticket; there are still some locations available that can be obtained on the online sales portal.