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Mia Blichfeldt won the title in Minsk. Credit: Badmintonphoto
Blichfeldt is European Games Champion
Date: 6/30/2019 3:40 PM
Published by : Rasmus Bech(BEC)

The second seed, Mia Blichfeldt, is the new European Games Women’s Singles Champion.

Danish Mia Blichfeldt won the Women’s Singles final at the European Games in Minsk beating Kirsty Gilmour, representing Great Britain, in straight games 21-16 21-17.

Emotional victory
It was the first victory for Blichfeldt against Gilmour at international level, and for the 21-year old Dane the victory was emotional.

- It is amazing. I do not have words for it. I have been struggling a lot, but I fought my way back into the tournament, Blichfeldt said.

- When I was leading in the second game, I told myself not to think about me winning the gold. Kirsty is a fighter and I knew I had to play all the rallies to the end. I am so happy that I finished it.

Good friends
Off court Blichfeldt and Gilmour are good friends, and the Scottish badminton star also congratulated the Dane after the final. But she is also ready for their night battle on court:

- I am sure, this is not the last battle, we will have. Today it came down to who was doing best in that hour, and that was Mia. Next time I am more than ready again, Gilmour said.

The Women’s Singles Podium at the European Games 2019:

Gold: Mia Blichfeldt (Denmark)
Silver: Kirsty Gilmour (Great Britain)
Bronze: Line Kjaersfeldt (Denmark) and Evgeniya Kosetskaya (Russia)


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