Carolina Marín imposes her law and will play for her sixth European Championship in a row

The Spanish knocks out the Turkish Yigit in the semifinals of Madrid 2022 in 42 minutes


The Spanish badminton player Carolina Marín resolved this Friday with authority (21-14, 21-13) her semifinal match against the Turkish Neslihan Yigit at the European Championship in Madrid 2022, a fourth victory in Gallur that put the local favorite one step away from his sixth consecutive continental title.

The woman from Huelva brought out the version that she already achieved on Thursday in a tough match with the Danish Line Kjaersfeldt, feeling the high competition after an 11-month break due to injury. The five-time European champion avoided more surprises from Yigit and in the final she will face the Scottish Kirsty Gilmour or the Danish Mia Blichfeldt.

After dismounting the Danish Line Christophersen, Yigit did not give the game, much less the epic, to hurt the Olympic champion from Rio de Janeiro. Marín imposed his best law at the net and at long points, taking the initiative and opening the gap early in the first set (9-3). After an 11-6 break, the Turkish reacted, but the decision of the Huelva was final.

The Spaniard more than returned the partial, letting out a smile even because the plan was going well (15-8). Leaving behind that second serious knee injury, Marín showed perfect physical condition in the long exchanges and, despite a last rush by the Turkish, she won the first set (21-14).

The number 30 in the world still wanted to give war, which led Marín to pull gallons with high-quality blows. The exchange of points that brought the second set was soon a monologue of the Spanish, with those tail blows from Yigit (12-8). The triple world champion returned to put the direct, causing the mistakes of the Turkish.

With a 16-9 and his rival in tow and almost desperate, Marín held the final tension to close his victory smoothly. Since his first title in 2014, regardless of the hard setbacks, the last injury in May 2021 that prevented him from going to the Tokyo 2020 Games, Marín has no rival in the Europeans and this Saturday he will seek to keep it that way.

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