Badminton players win gold: “Unbelievable, after the decisive point I couldn’t stop smiling” |  other sports

Badminton players win gold: “Unbelievable, after the decisive point I couldn’t stop smiling” | other sports

European gamesBadminton players Selina Beck and Robin Tapping became European champions in mixed doubles for the first time at the European Games in Krakow. In the Polish city, the Dutch duo beat Tom Jekyll and Delphine Delroux from France in the final. The score became 2-1 (21-10, 13-21, 21-13).

“It’s unbelievable,” was Tabeling’s first reaction. “After the decisive point I couldn’t stop smiling. We won the bronze medal together, now it’s gold. Now we’re going to celebrate and then move on to the next victory, so to speak. But this medal will always be very special to us.”

Beck spoke of a very good match. You usually don’t play your best game in the final, but we played very well in the first and decisive game. They came back well in the second game, and then you know it happened in the last game. We stayed calm, played our own game and were constantly ahead. But the real joy came when we got the 21st point.

Robin Taveling and Selina Beck. © National Police Agency / Environmental Protection Agency

In addition to the gold medal, Beck and Tapling also scored valuable points in the battle to qualify for the Olympic Games in Paris next year. TABLEGING: That gives some relief to Paris. No relief yet, because we really aren’t there yet. But this is a very nice start. The mixed doubles field is strong. This is what makes this European title even more valuable.

It is the second medal for the Dutch badminton players in Krakow after the women’s doubles silver Deborah Gill / Cheryl Senen. Beck also won gold at the European Games in Minsk in 2019. She then did so with partner Cheryl Senen in the women’s doubles.

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