On Sunday, the European Senior Championship finals got underway in Guadalajara (Photo: Spanish Badminton Federation)
Gold for Europe
Date: 9/30/2018 5:14 PM
Published by : Annika Langrock
Around 40 final matches got underway at the European Senior Championships on Sunday. Singles, mixed and doubles matches in the age categories from 35 to 75 have been played in the Palacio Multiusos de Guadalajara. 

One of the happiest badminton players that was spotted in Guadalajara on the final day of the European Senior Championships, is Carsten Loesch. The Danish player qualified for the mixed double and single in the category of 45-year-old.

Two matches, two victories
For the second seeded in doubles and first in singles, it was a successful day in Spain. Loesch won the mixed doubles with his partner Dorte Steenberg after three games as well as the match of the day against Portuguese player Fernando Silva.

- It was a very close game. Fernando played matches on an elite level, wining against him is an honour. 

Loesch won with 21-19, 15-21 and 25-23. So, it was an exhausting but perfect day for the Dane who is returning home with two gold medals.

The last match of the day
The oldest are the latest, that was at least the motto in Guadalajara on Sunday. As the last match of the day, Michael John Cox who was first seeded played with his partner Jim Garret against the Danish pair Knud Danielsen (second seeded) and Torben Hansen.

Around 4.00 PM (CET) and after three games, the English pair had to accept a defeat against their Danish opponents. 

A successful tournament
After the last match of the day, the medal ceremony took place in the venue of Guadalajara. Next to “Smashy”, a lot of family members, friends and spectators have made their way to the hall to honour the winners of the tournament that has been a success.

1200 players participated in the tournament. All responsible handled the huge amount of participants successfully; there has been nearly no delay. 

- A big thank you to the Spanish Badminton Federation for hosting this event, to all the volunteers and everybody else who was involved in this tournament, says João Matos, BEC Vice President, at the medal ceremony.

The championships in Guadalajara are giving hope for the development of badminton as well as senior badminton in the future. 

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