ANDSpanish badminton managed to leave its mark in Ibiza by winning three golds and one silver in the Iberdrola International Spanishthe second of three tournaments that take place consecutively on the island where the group of CARD He was led by coach Manu Vázquez and again competed in the doubles events. Firstly, the mixed couple of Rubn García and Luca Rodriguez won gold by beating the Spanish team in the final Jacobo Fernndez and Paula López. Garcia He also climbed to the top of the podium in the men’s doubles, partnering with Carlos Piris. The third silver came in the women’s doubles thanks to Paula López and Luca Rodríguez.
The last day began with tremendously exciting semi-finals that left no one indifferent. In the individual section, Álvaro Leal was unable to continue his great competition after falling to Englishman Nadeem Dalvi by 21-17 and 21-15. Of course, the big winner in this event was the Danish Jakob Houe, who defeated the Swiss Mueller in the other semi-final and later won the title by defeating Dalvi 21-17 and 21-16.
There was also no Spanish presence on the women’s individual podium. In this event, Leona Lee was proclaimed champion after defeating the Belgian Clara Lassaux in an exciting semi-final (18-21, 21-16 and 22-20) and the Danish Sofie Karmann also after coming back (17-21, 21-16 and 21-17).
Fluva of spacey medals
The national athletes, on the other hand, shone with their own light in the doubles events, once again confirming the evolution of the Spanish athletes in these events with four medals. One of the best performances of our athletes has been seen in the mixed doubles, an event in which Rubn García and Luca Rodríguez won gold by beating fellow Spaniards Jacobo Fernández and Paula López in the final by 21-16 and 21. -17.
To reach this final, García and Rodríguez achieved a solid victory over the Danish duo Gadegaard and Rjkaer (21-16 and 21-12), while Fernández and López did everything they could to beat Melgaard and Tommerup (21-18). , 11-21 and 21-16).
Spanish badminton can also be proud of the good results achieved in gender doubles. Firstly, Carlos Piris and Rubén García defeated the Germans Marvin Datko and Jarne Schlevoigt in the semi-finals (21-15, 13-21 and 21-15) against the Danes Gadegaard and Geisler and also emerged victorious in the battle for gold, by defeat Gadegaard and Geisler (21-14 and 21-11).
The icing on the cake came in the women’s section, with Luca Rodríguez and Paula López as protagonists. And, after shining in the semifinals against the French Anouk Nambot and Xu Wei (21-14 and 21-17), they completed their great performance by returning in a breathtaking final against the also French Cesari and Schaffner (20-22, 21 -15) and 25-23).
This concludes an unforgettable Iberdrola Spanish International, although badminton will continue to be the protagonist in Ibiza from this Friday onwards, with the start of the U15 and U17 Spanish International.
The icing on the cake of 10 days of badminton.
This third and final tournament held consecutively in Ibiza is another championship with great tradition that is marked on the calendars of many young athletes.
Schedules and results of the Spanish International Sub15 and Sub17.
This occasion brings together more than 110 participants, of which more than half will be Spanish. Furthermore, 22 of them compete representing the teams in these categories, yet another reason not to miss anything that happens in Blanca Dona. And national athletes have a lot to say in Ibiza, as the Spanish youth team has long taken a step forward in international competitions and is called upon to do great things in the short, medium and long term.
The celebration of this great badminton festival at the sports center Sa Blanca Dona de Ibizaof the Spanish Badminton Federation and the Balearic Badminton Federation, is possible thanks to the involvement of the Consell and the City Council of Ibiza and will serve, in addition to offering a great spectacle, to promote grassroots sport and promote the island as a destination. tourist and sports.
Spain has just hosted the Senior and Absolute World Championships in Huelva 2021, the Absolute European Championships in Madrid 2022 and the Junior World Championships in Santander 2022, but Ibiza has also distinguished itself as an organizer of major events. It is a city dedicated to sport and, as a UNESCO World Heritage city, it offers a unique and globally recognized setting and landscape that offers an experience that goes beyond the different sporting events.