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Reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marín.
Reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marín. / EFE

Glory for Carolina Marín for the first time since 2019

  • The reigning Olympic champion, triple world champion and four-time European champion won the Thailand Open without dropping a single set

Spanish badminton player Carolina Marín won the Thailand Open, the first Super 1000 of the season, after surprising world number one Tai Tzu-ying (21-9, 21-16) in the final of the tournament in Bangkok on Sunday.

Marín, who is from Huelva, has got her year off to the best possible start, not dropping a set throughout the whole tournament, picking up her first title since 2019.

The reigning Olympic champion, triple world champion and four-time European champion is showing signs that she has fully recovered from the serious knee injury which kept her off the court for eight months.