Jan O. Jorgensen, Carolina Marin on course for European Champs title

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Jan O. Jorgensen is ready to defend his European Championships title on Sunday. (photo: GettyImages)

La Roche sur Yon: Denmark’s defending men’s champion Jan O. Jorgensen continued his fine run at the European Championships in La Roche sur Yon, France when he eliminated Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-11, 21-15 in the semi-finals on Saturday.Jan O. Jorgensen is ready to defend his European Championships title on Sunday. (photo: GettyImages)

The top seed Jorgensen will set up an all-Danish final on Sunday against his junior Viktor Axelsen, who clinched a 21-10, 23-21 semi-final triumph over Germany’s Marc Zwiebler.

In women’s competition, World No. 1 and defending champion Carolina Marin of Spain held off a late surge from rival Denmark’s Line Kjaersfeldt in the first set to take the game 23-21. Marin was barely troubled in the second set as she cruised into the final with a 21-15 comfortable second set win.

The World No. 2 Spaniard will meet Scot shuttler Kirsty Gilmour in the final.

Kirsty Gilmour admitted keeping her calm at the key moments proved decisive as she clinched a spot in Sunday’s final.

The second seeded Gilmour has to dig deep before overcoming Denmark’s Anna Thea Madsen to record a 17-21, 21-18, 21-19 victory in 56 minutes.

“I am really excited, and also very tired as well,” said Gilmour.

“Staying calm and focus on one point at a time was the key to today’s victory,” added Gilmour.

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