2015 Women in Badminton Award Winner is Carolina Marin (Spain)

Carolina Marin receiving the award from BEC Vice President, João Matos at the 2016 European Championships (Vendée, France)

Carolina, our 2015 Women in Badminton Award winner is an international Women´s Singles player and has won numerous prestigious international tournaments. She has won 18 individual titles to date and will be eyeing to defend her title at the 2016 European Championships in Vendee, France. Apart from that, her main focus this year is the 2016 Summer Olympics which will be held in Rio de Janeiro where she aims to be the first European to win the Women Singles at the Olympics.

There were many ´firsts´ for Carolina since she started competitive badminton. She became the first Spaniard to win a World Championships title and the third European female player to achieve the gold medal after Lene Køppen (1977) and Camilla Marin (1999) after she defeated Li Xuerui from China back in August 2014. She won her first Superseries Premier title at the 2015 All England and she is the first European female player to defend her World Championships title which was held in Ballerup, Denmark in August 2015.

Carolina´s achievements in 2015

Champion - All England, Malaysia Open, Australia Open, World Championships, French Open, Hong Kong Open 

Runner-Up - Syed Modi International, German Open

Carolina Marin with her respective awards from BEC and BWF

Other awards that Carolina received for her achievements in 2015 are:

• 2015 BEC Female Player of the Year Award (left pic)
• BWF 2015 Female Player of the Year Award (right pic)

Photos by Badminton Europe (BEC) and Badminton World Federation (BWF)