FREDERIKSBERG, denmark (Ekstra Bladet): Danish badminton players must love to play EM for the mixed team. It is a tournament, they usually win. From 1998 to 2011 was Denmark at the top of the rostrum nine times in a row, before Germany in 2013 broken by the danes. On Sunday there was an opportunity to revanchere the defeat, when the danes on home soil in Frederiksberg Hallerne, in turn, could see the germans standing on the other side of the net.
The first in action was mixeddoublen Mathias Christiansen and Christinna Pedersen, who before the finals was undefeated at the european championships. After a somewhat rickety start they brought themselves in front, when the Christiansen after a clean smash-cavalcade hammered fjerbolden in the ground to 8-7. Then as the danes themselves do not back and snatched the set with 21-12.
In the second set occurred a bit of a deja-vu, when the danes brought himself at 8-7 and again won the set by 21-12. So was it already a bit of Danish gold medals.
In the final, second match was the number of players on the field halved. Viktor Axelsen, who looked a bit worn out in Saturday's semi-final, was replaced by Anders Antonsen, who three weeks ago took a huge victory at the Indonesia Masters. It was in no way a weakening. The young dane was all over the place, and he should consider opening a smørrebrødsforretning with the håndmadder, he shared out in the first set (21-9, ed.).
The German players had brought a drum to keep the momentum, but it seemed like that the bottom went more and more out of both the drum and the zest, the closer Antonsen came on to take the victory home. He did utterly effortless, as the second set came in the house with 21-13.
Denmark was one win from the triumph. The mood among the audience was quite cheerful, and there was no one who found it necessary to commit the eighth deadly sin – as we all know consists in that the buhe of the opponents to a sporting event. There were danes too sovereign.
and Then got the Line Kjærsfeldt possibility to ensure the gold. Damesinglen offered enough of a reshuffle from the Danish national coach, as it was Mia Blichfeldt, who played the semifinals.
It looked like even a sharp decision when the Kjærsfeldt quiet and calm, but also quite safe, won the first set with 21-16.
21-17 in the second set, the third EURO title in a row for Denmark. An utterly sovereign cup, where there was not lost a single set. The danes cheered along with the crowd, while the germans had red asses after regular badminton ass.