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.
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.