Carolina Marín in 2014
|Birth name||Carolina María Marín Martín|
|Born||15 June 1993|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
|Years active||Since 2009|
|Career record||331 Wins, 101 Losses|
|Highest ranking||1 (24 November 2016)|
|Current ranking||4 (16 December 2018)|
Carolina María Marín Martín (born 15 June 1993) is a Spanish professional badminton player. She is the reigning Olympic Champion, three-time World Champion, four-time European Champion and a former World's No. 1 in BWF rankings for the women's singles. She has become the World Champion in women's singles three times, winning in 2014, 2015 and 2018. She won her first Olympics gold medal in women's singles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
In 2018, she won the BWF World Championships for the third time, becoming the first ever female badminton athlete to have achieved this feat.
- 1 Badminton career
- 2 Achievements
- 3 Record against selected opponents
- 4 References
- 5 External links
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, and a gold medal later, at the 2009 European U17 Badminton Championships.
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 to achieve the gold medal, after Lene Køppen (1977) and Camilla Martin (1999). Aged only 21, she became the youngest European world champion ever.
On 8 March 2015, she won the All England, her first Superseries Premier title in her first Superseries Premier final After defeating Saina Nehwal in the Final with score 16–21, 21–14, 21–7. The title propelled her to rank number 4 in the world ranking and, for the first time, no. 1 in the Superseries standing.
At 2015 India Open, she had the chance to unseat Li Xuerui as the new world no. 1. However, she narrowly lost to Thai prodigy Ratchanok Intanon in a close three game match at the semi-final stage. Carolina rose to a career high of no.2 in the world ranking on 2 April 2015.
On 5 April 2015, Carolina Marín won her second straight Super Series Premier title, beating Olympic champion Li Xuerui for the second consecutive time at the 2015 Malaysia Open with score 19–21, 21–19, 21–17.
2015 is the golden year for Carolina Marín where in addition to defending the World Championship title, she also won other Super Series titles such as the 2015 Australian Open, 2015 French Open, and 2015 Hong Kong Open.
On 19 August 2016, she won a gold medal by beating India's P.V Sindhu in the singles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio, Brazil with a score of 19–21, 21–12, 21–15. An indoor arena in Huelva is named after her honour, with Marín herself attending the inauguration.
In the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open, which took place late November 2017, Carolina Marín retired to Michelle Li, losing 21–19, 13–21, 8–11, due to a hip injury that she sustained during the match. Marín later announced on Twitter and Instagram that, due to her hip injury, she would not be participating in the season ending Dubai World Superseries Finals.
On 29 April 2018 She won her fourth consecutive European Championships title in a row at the Huelva 2018 European Championships hosted at Huelva, Spain. By beating Evgeniya Kosetskaya with Score 21-15, 21-7
On 5 August 2018, she won the title in the Badminton World Championships by defeating P. V. Sindhu of India in two sets with 21-19, 21-10 making her the first female badminton player in history to win three World Championship titles.
|2016||Riocentro – Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||P. V. Sindhu||19–21, 21–12, 21–15||Gold|
|2018||Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre, Nanjing, China||P. V. Sindhu||21–19, 21–10||Gold|
|2015||Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia||Saina Nehwal||21–16, 21–19||Gold|
|2014||Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark||Li Xuerui||17–21, 21–17, 21–18||Gold|
|2018||Palacio de Deportes de Huelva, Huelva, Spain||Evgeniya Kosetskaya||21–15, 21–7||Gold|
|2017||Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark||Kirsty Gilmour||21–14, 21–12||Gold|
|2016||Vendespace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France||Kirsty Gilmour||21–12, 21–18||Gold|
|2014||Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia||Anna Thea Madsen||21–9, 14–21, 21–8||Gold|
BWF World Tour
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.
|2018||China Open||Super 1000||Chen Yufei||21–18, 21–13||Winner|
|2018||Japan Open||Super 750||Nozomi Okuhara||21–19, 17–21, 21–11||Winner|
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.
|2017||Japan Open||He Bingjiao||23–21, 21–12||Winner|
|2017||Singapore Open||Tai Tzu-ying||15–21, 15–21||Runner-up|
|2017||Malaysia Open||Tai Tzu-ying||25–23, 20–22, 13–21||Runner-up|
|2017||India Open||P. V. Sindhu||19–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2015||Hong Kong Open||Nozomi Okuhara||21–17, 18–21, 22–20||Winner|
|2015||French Open||Wang Shixian||21–18, 21–10||Winner|
|2015||Australian Open||Wang Shixian||22–20, 21–18||Winner|
|2015||Malaysia Open||Li Xuerui||19–21, 21–19, 21–17||Winner|
|2015||All England Open||Saina Nehwal||16–21, 21–14, 21–7||Winner|
|2014||Australian Open||Saina Nehwal||18–21, 11–21||Runner-up|
BWF Grand Prix
|2017||German Open||Akane Yamaguchi||Walkover||Runner-up|
|2015||German Open||Sung Ji-hyun||15–21, 21–14, 6–21||Runner-up|
|2015||Syed Modi International||Saina Nehwal||21–19, 23–25, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2013||Scottish Open||Kirsty Gilmour||21–14, 11–21, 21–13||Winner|
|2013||London Open||Kirsty Gilmour||21–19, 21–9||Winner|
BWF International Challenge/Series
|2014||Spanish Open||Kirsty Gilmour||19–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2013||Italian International||Sabrina Jaquet||21–15, 21–14||Winner|
|2013||Spanish Open||Beatriz Corrales||19–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2013||Finnish Open||Beatriz Corrales||21–10, 21–15||Winner|
|2013||Swedish Masters||Nicole Schaller||21–6, 21–10||Winner|
|2011||Irish International||Pai Hsiao-ma||21–12, 19–21, 7–21||Runner-up|
|2011||Spanish Open||Olga Konon||21–13, 21–14||Winner|
|2011||Morocco International||Juliane Schenk||21–17, 21–13||Winner|
|2010||Italian International||Olga Konon||20–22, 14–21||Runner-up|
|2010||Cyprus International||Olga Golovanova||21–12, 25–27, 21–14||Winner|
|2010||Uganda International||Anne Hald Jensen||21–18, 19–21, 21–18||Winner|
|2009||Irish International||Rachel van Cutsen||22–24, 21–14, 21–16||Winner|
|2009||Cyprus International||Špela Silvester||21–23, 21–23||Runner-up|
Individual junior titles (2)
|Date||Tournament||Opponent in final||Score|
|2009||European U17 Championships||Neslihan Yiğit||21–9, 21–3|
|2011||European Junior Championships||Beatriz Corrales||21–14, 23–21|
|Date||Tournament||Opponent in final||Score|
|2009||European Junior Championships||Anne Hald||21–18, 10–21, 10–21|
Record against selected opponents
Women's Singles results against World Superseries finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists, as well as all Olympic opponents.
Last revised: 16 December 2018
- Petya Nedelcheva 1–0
- Li Xuerui 3–3
- Sun Yu 2–3
- Wang Shixian 4–5
- Wang Xin 0–2
- Wang Yihan 3–4
- Tine Baun 1–2
- Line Kjærsfeldt 8–0
- Cheng Shao-chieh 1–1
- Tai Tzu-ying 4–7
- Pi Hongyan 0–1
- Nanna Vainio 3–0
- Juliane Schenk 2–0
- Yip Pui Yin 4–0
- Lindaweni Fanetri 2–2
- Saina Nehwal 5–5
- P. V. Sindhu 7–6
- Yui Hashimoto 3–1
- Eriko Hirose 1–1
- Minatsu Mitani 4–0
- Nozomi Okuhara 5–6
- Sayaka Sato 2–2
- Akane Yamaguchi 5–4
- Bae Yeon-ju 1–0
- Sung Ji-hyun 7–1
- Claudia Rivero 1–0
- Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 2–1
- Ratchanok Intanon 3–5
- Zhang Beiwen 2–2
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