So many storylines permeated the 2018 European Championships finals yesterday – whether it was a tenacious title defence in Mixed Doubles; the resurgence of a young star after surgery; new champions in doubles or the much-anticipated coronation of a queen on home turf.
See how the tournament ended in Huelva, Spain as some of the continent’s top players clashed for gold inside the Carolina Marin Arena.
WOMEN’S DOUBLES: STOEVA SISTERS STRIKE GOLD
Gabriela (left) and Stefani Stoeva (Bulgaria) beat Emilie Lefel and Anne Tran (France) 21-12 21-10.
WOMEN’S SINGLES: ‘QUEEN CAROLINA’ REIGNS
Women’s Singles medallists (from left): Evgeniya Kosetskaya (Russia; silver), Carolina Marin (Spain; gold); Mia Blichfeldt and Line Kjaersfeldt (both Denmark; both bronze). Marin beat Kosetskaya 21-15 21-7 in the final.
MEN’S SINGLES: VIKTOR-Y FOR AXELSEN
Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) beat Rajiv Ouseph (England) 21-8 21-7.
MEN’S DOUBLES: ASTRUP/RASMUSSEN WIN
Kim Astrup (left) and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Denmark) beat Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding (Denmark) 21-15 retired.
MIXED DOUBLES: ADCOCKS DO IT AGAIN
Chris and Gabby Adcock (England) beat Mathias Christiansen and Christinna Pedersen (Denmark) 21-18 17-21 21-18.