Carolina Marín on her way to becoming four-time champion in his hometown
2804 - Huelva 2018
Local star Carolina Marín aim for her fourth consecutive European title. Today, she beat Dane Mia Blichfeldt in two sets 21-17 21-16. A sold-out arena was involved cheering and supporting the Spanish shuttler.
The Dane started the first set more confident than the current Champion, achieving a 9-4 partial that put the doubt in the crowd. Blichfeldt reached the interval ahead 11-7. Marín recovered and pushed her rival moving her through both sides of the court until making an equalizer shot 15-15. Then, Carolina displayed a full range of shots and smashes to settle the set 21-17.
The second set was quite easier for the local, who controlled the pace until the end. With a dynamic and close-to-the-net style, she gained most of the points. When Marín had a quite difference (18-14), she moved the Dane to the diagonals and push her with offensive lobs and precise net-drops. She ended the match without troubles 21-16 in a wave of cheers from all her fans.
Sunday, April 29th at 1.00 pm (CEST), Carolina Marín will face Russian Evgeniya Kosetskaya in the Sports Hall named after her. The match will be broadcasted live by La 1 of TVE and streamed by www.LAOLA.tv.