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The European Badminton Championships Madrid 2022 already knows its semifinalists

The European Badminton Championships Madrid 2022 already knows its semifinalists

The first European rackets advance to the semifinals of Madrid 2022. The highest expectations and lively matches have been experienced today at the Gallur Municipal Sports Center on its fourth day, corresponding to the quarterfinals. The matches, increasingly close, have been held from 2:30 to 9:00 p.m., and gave the best badminton show for all those attendees who did not want to miss the opportunity to experience the highest level of this amazing sport.

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 first surprises came in the opening rounds of the morning matches. In the mixed doubles modality Danes Mikkel Mikkelsen – Rikke Søby [6] managed to beat Marcus Ellis – Lauren Smith [1] in two games, 21-11 and 21-17; the favorite English duo for the gold of Madrid 2022. For their part, the Dutch Robin Tabeling – Selena Piek [5] surprised the local public after claiming victory against the Danes Mathias Christiansen – Alexandra Bøje [3] in three sets: 18- 21, 21-17 and 21-14.

The maximum expectation has been maintained until the afternoon, as usual throughout the event, coinciding with Carolina Marin’s match moment. The Spanish faced the Danish Line Højmark Kjaersfeldt [7], whom she had already beaten up to nine times previously. After taking the lead in the first set (21-11), the Spanish gave up the second set against an outstanding Kjaersfeldt (14-21). Marin showed off her high level of play and, accompanied and cheered by the public, she won the third and final set (21-17) to reach the semifinals of the Madrid 2022 European Championship in a match that lasted more than an hour of duration. The Spanish will face the Turkish player Neslihan Yigit [6] on Friday 29 at 5:30 pm. For her part, Danish Mia Blichfeldt [2] traced her match against Qi Xuefei (France) to advance to the next round: 16-21, 21-10 and 21-17.

The center of attention in the men’s singles modality was starring the Frenchman Toma Junior Popov [5] and Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus [3]; With a final result on the scoreboard of 20-22, 21-14 and 21-13, and with a very fast and consistent game, Popov managed to pass to the semifinals of the tournament. For his part, the Israeli player Misha Zilberman continues with a firm step towards the final of Madrid 2022, after claiming victory against the number 6 seed in the competition, the French player Brice Leverdez.

In the men’s doubles modality, the Scots Alexander Dunn – Adam Hall [6] secured a medal in Madrid 2022 after beating the duo Christo Popov – Toma Junior Popov [4] in two sets (21-16 and 21-13), with a consistent offensive game. The Scots are awaited by Ruben Jille – Ties Van Der Lecq [8] (Netherlands), who beat the Norwegians Torjus Flaatten – Vegard Rikheim by a double 21-13.

The women’s doubles was starred by the Danish duo Maiken Fruergaard – Sara Thygesen [2] who needed a third set to win the match against the French Margot Lambert – Anne Tran, with a final result of 19-21, 21-16 and 21 -17.

The session on Friday, April 29, will begin at 4:00 p.m. and end at approximately 9:00 p.m. The matches can be seen live on Badminton Europe TV and also live on Teledeporte. To enjoy the day of the semifinals of Madrid 2022 it is necessary to access the venue with a ticket; there are still some locations available that can be obtained on the online sales portal.

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