Carolina Marín

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Marín and the second or maternal family name is Martín.
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Carolin Marín in 2013
Personal information
Birth name Carolina María Marín Martín
Country  Spain
Born (1993-06-15) 15 June 1993 (age 21)[1]
Huelva, Spain[1]
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Handedness Left
Coach Fernando Rivas
Women's singles
Highest ranking 8 (9/4/2014)
Current ranking 8 (9/4/2014)

Carolina María Marín Martín (born 15 June 1993) is a badminton player from Spain.[1][2] She became world champion in women's singles in 2014.[3]

Badminton career[edit]

Carolina started playing badminton at the IES La Orden badminton club in Huelva. In 2009 she became the first Spanish badminton player to win a silver medal first, at the 2009 European Junior Badminton Championships,[4] and a gold medal later, at the 2009 European U17 Badminton Championships.[5]

Carolina played for the Bangalore based team Banga Beats in the Inaugural edition of Indian Badminton League (IBL) in 2013.[6]

She was the first Spanish badminton player to win a grand prix gold title after winning the 2013 London Grand Prix Gold.

On 31 August 2014 she defeated Li Xuerui from China in the BWF World Championships singles final and became the first Spaniard to win a World Championship title and the third European female player in achieving the gold medal, after Lene Køppen (1977) and Camilla Martin (1999).[7] Aged only 21, she became the youngest European world champion ever.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

International tournaments finals[edit]

Wins[edit]

Date Tournament Opponent in final Score
2009 Irish Open Netherlands Rachel Van Cutsen 22–24, 21–14, 21–16
2010 Uganda International Greece Anne Hald Jensen 21–18, 19–21, 21–18
2013 Swedish International Stockholm Switzerland Nicole Schaller 21–6, 21–10
2013 Finnish Open 2013 Spain Beatriz Corrales 21–10, 21–15
2013 London Grand Prix Gold Scotland Kirsty Gilmour 21–19, 21–9
2013 Scottish Open Grand Prix Scotland Kirsty Gilmour 21–19, 11–21, 21–13
2013 XIII Italian International Switzerland Sabrina Jaquet 21–15, 21–14

National championships finals[edit]

Wins[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
2009 Spanish National Championships Beatriz Corrales 21–15, 22–20
2010 Spanish National Championships Beatriz Corrales 21–7, 21–14
2011 Spanish National Championships Beatriz Corrales 21–13, 21–17
2012 Spanish National Championships Beatriz Corrales 21–14, 16–21, 21–12
2013 Spanish National Championships Laura Samaniego 21–6, 21–18
2014 Spanish National Championships Beatriz Corrales 21–12, 22–20

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Women's Singles results against Super Series finalists, Worlds Semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists, as well as all Olympic opponents.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Carolina Marín. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Carolina María Marín Martín". Comité Olímpico Español
  3. ^ "Dare to Dream – Carolina Marin World Beater". badmintoneurope.com. 4 September 2014
  4. ^ "European Junior Championships 2009 – Winners". tournamentsoftware.com. 12 April 2009
  5. ^ "European U17 Championships 2009 – Winners". tournamentsoftware.com. 15 November 2009
  6. ^ Who got whom in IBL 2013 players' auction. The Times of India. 22 July 2013
  7. ^ "WORLDS 2014 Finals – Carolina Marin is the new World Champion!". Badzine.net.
  8. ^ "A fairy tale written by Carolina Marin". badmintoneurope.com. 31 August 2014
  9. ^ "Carolina MARIN". tournamentsoftware.com.