Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

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Bringing her exceptional form from the Gold Coast, Chloe Birch pleasantly surprised Spanish fans as she defeated Beatriz Corrales at the 2018 European Championships. The English Women’s Singles player, who had a remarkable performance in the recent Commonwealth Games in Australia, dominated the No.5 seed with a score of 21-16 21-19 in just 38 minutes. Competing in Huelva, the hometown of Carolina Marin, Spain’s most celebrated badminton star, Birch outshined the loud support for Corrales and secured a place in the quarter-finals. In the next round, she will face Germany’s Luise Heim.

Unfortunately for the hosts, there was more disappointment in the Men’s Singles category as veteran Pablo Abian was knocked out by Irish teenager Nhat Nguyen. Despite being the seventh seed, Abian couldn’t match Nguyen’s skill and determination as he lost the match in straight games. Another Spanish Men’s Singles contender, Luís Enrique Peñalver, was defeated by defending champion Rajiv Ouseph of England, who won with a score of 21-19 21-8.

However, it was the hometown hero Carolina Marin who brought joy and excitement to the Spanish fans. The Women’s Singles top seed effortlessly defeated France’s Marie Batomene, winning the match with a score of 21-15 21-12. Marin expressed her enthusiasm for the European Championships, stating that it is one of her major goals for the year. Playing in her hometown gives her immense pride, and she is determined to win the championship. Marin was grateful for the overwhelming support she received from the crowd in the Carolina Marin Arena and is now focused on her next match.

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In other developments, the withdrawals of Denmark’s experienced pairs – Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen – have opened up opportunities for other players in the Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles categories. The head coach, Kenneth Jonassen, confirmed that both pairs withdrew for personal reasons. This surprise turn of events has made the competition more unpredictable and exciting. However, Christinna Pedersen still has a chance to shine in the Mixed Doubles category alongside Mathias Christiansen.

In Women’s Doubles, the absence of Juhl and Pedersen has given partnerships like Isabel Herttrich/Carla Nelte of Germany an opportunity. Unfortunately, Herttrich and Nelte couldn’t capitalize on this advantage as they lost to Debora Jille/Imke Van Der Aar of the Netherlands with a score of 21-13 21-15.


  1. Who defeated Beatriz Corrales at the 2018 European Championships?

    • Chloe Birch, the Women’s Singles player from England, defeated Beatriz Corrales with a score of 21-16 21-19.
  2. Who was knocked out in the Men’s Singles category?

    • The Spanish veteran Pablo Abian and Luís Enrique Peñalver were both eliminated from the Men’s Singles category.
  3. How did Carolina Marin perform in her first match at the European Championships?

    • Carolina Marin, the top seed in Women’s Singles, won her match against Marie Batomene of France with a score of 21-15 21-12.


In the 2018 European Championships, Chloe Birch showcased her exceptional skills by defeating Beatriz Corrales in the Women’s Singles category. Birch’s victory secured her a spot in the quarter-finals where she will face Germany’s Luise Heim. Meanwhile, veteran Pablo Abian and Luís Enrique Peñalver were knocked out in the Men’s Singles category. On a positive note, Carolina Marin, the hometown hero, delighted fans with a convincing win in her first match. The absence of top-seeded pairs from Denmark has significantly changed the dynamics of the Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles categories. Isabel Herttrich and Carla Nelte of Germany couldn’t take advantage of the situation as they were defeated by Debora Jille and Imke Van Der Aar of the Netherlands. Keep following the European Championships for more thrilling badminton action.

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