Viktor Axelsen & Carolina Marin clinch European Championship title

Viktor Axelsen is ecstatic after winning the European Championships. (photo: EPA)

La Roche-sur-Yon: Denmark’s rising badminton star World No. 4 Viktor Axelsen battled past compatriot and defending champion Jan O Jorgensen to clinch his first ever continental crown at the Badminton European Championships in France on Sunday.Viktor Axelsen is ecstatic after winning the European Championships. (photo: EPA)

Axelsen defeated the top seeded Jan O. Jorgensen in a fairly one-sided match with 21-11, 21-16 in 38 minutes.

In the women’s singles final, top seed Carolina Marin prevailed over second seed Kirsty Gilmour 21-12, 21-18 in 43 minutes. It was the world champion Carolina Marin’s second European Badminton Championships after triumphs in 2015.

Denmark’s Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding came out as the winner in the men’s doubles event after successfully defeating compatriots Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in three games 14-21, 21-18, 21-13 in the men’s doubles final.

Meanwhile, Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen and Christinna Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl emerged as champions in mixed doubles and women’s doubles.


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