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A European medal rush
Date: 9/19/2023 3:52 PM
Published by : Sara Gonzalez Martinez (BEC)
Jeonju, South Korea, witnessed a week of world-class badminton as European senior athletes not only claimed podium spots but also delivered outstanding performances throughout the championships. 

A total of 1,260 participants from around the world competed across ten age categories in this biannual event, marking the eleventh edition of the BWF World Senior Championships.

European athletes secured a total of 70 medals. England, in particular, stood out, topping the medal standings and solidifying their historic record as the most successful nation in the history of the World Seniors.

As BWF reports, while a few athletes clinched double titles, Sweden's Jan-Eric Antonsson emerged as the standout performer, achieving the remarkable feat of winning three titles. Antonsson first partnered with Denmark's Hanne Bertelsen to claim victory in the mixed doubles 55 category. He then went on to win the men's singles 60 title, followed by a triumphant performance in the men's doubles 60 alongside Denmark's Jan Bertram Petersen.

Among the seven double titlists in this edition were five Europeans — Gry Uhrenholt Hermansen (Denmark), Drifa Hardardottir (Iceland), and England’s Betty Bartlett, Mary Jenner, and Jim Garrett.

For a full list of medallists from the BWF World Senior Championships 2023, click here.

The next edition of the BWF World Senior Championships, taking place in 2025, will be hosted in Auckland, New Zealand. 

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