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.
Carolina Marín
Personal information
Birth name Carolina María Marín Martín
Country  Spain
Born (1993-06-15) June 15, 1993 (age 21)
Huelva, Spain
Handedness Left
Coach Fernando Rivas
Women's singles
Highest ranking 8 (9/4/2014)
Current ranking 8 (9/4/2014)
Carolina Marín
Medal record
Women's badminton
Competitor for  Spain
World Championships
Gold 2014 Copenhagen Women's Singles
European Championships
Gold 2014 Kazan Women's Singles
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2011 Taipei Women's Singles
European Junior Championships
Gold 2011 Vantaa Women's Singles
Silver 2009 Milan Women's Singles
European U17 Championships
Gold 2009 Medvode Women's Singles

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

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,[3] and a gold medal later, at the 2009 European U17 Badminton Championships.[4]

Carolina played for the Bangalore based team Banga Beats in the Inaugural edition of Indian Badminton League (IBL) in 2013.[5]

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

On the 31st of August 2014 she defeated Li Xuerui from China in the BWF World Championships women's 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).[6] Aged only 21, she became the youngest European world champion ever.[7]

Medals achieved[edit]

Rank Event Date Venue
European Junior Championships
1 Singles 2011 Vantaa, FIN
2 Singles 2009 Milan, ITA
European U17 Championships
1 Singles 2009 Medvode, SLO
European Championships
1 Singles 2014 Kazan, RUS
World Championships
1 Singles 2014 Ballerup, DEN

Career statistics[edit]

International tournaments finals[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]


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.[8]