Carolina Marin was born on 15th June 1993. Maria is a professional Spanish badminton player. She is also a former world number 1 in the BWf women’s rankings. She is a three-time world champion and 4-time European champion. She is considered to be one of the greatest badminton players.
She was born to Gonzalo Marin(father) and Toni Martin(mother) in the city of Spain. Her mother was a professional dancer. Maria also wanted to follow in her mother's footsteps in her childhood but she forced her to play badminton. She started playing badminton at an early age at the La Orden badminton club in Huelva city in Spain. She was coached by Fernando Rivas where she developed her left-handed playing style.
She made her international debut at the Brussel’s international U15 tournament in 2005. After becoming a professional in 2007 her career turned point when she won Gold at the 2009 European U17 Championships. She also won a Silver in the same year at the U19 European Championship. She was the first Spanish badminton player to win a Grand Prix Gold title at the 2013 London Grand Prix Gold.
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In 2014 she was a European Championships gold medalist and won the Gold at the World Championships. In the year 2015 she became a World Championships Gold Medalist and in 2016 she again won Gold at the European Championships and won the bronze at the European women’s team championships.
Her greatest achievement is winning the gold medal at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil by beating Saina Nehwal. In her honor, an indoor stadium was named after her back in her hometown, Huelva and she herself inaugurated it. In 2017 she beat He Bingjiao of Japan to win the Japan open super series title which was her first super series title in two years.
On 29th April 2018, she won her fourth European championship title in a row by beating Evgeniya Kosetskaya at the 2018 Huelva European Championships. She also claimed the title at the Badminton world championships by defeating P.V Sindhu.
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