The European Badminton Men’s and Women’s Team Championships and European Badminton U15 Championships were held in Kazan on February 16-21, 2016. This year’s tournaments were played at the Gymnastics Centre (6 Syrtlanovoy St.), where the 2014 Intersport European Championships were successfully staged.
The practice of holding the European Men’s and Women’s Team Championships together with the European U15 Championships was continued in Kazan. The two tournaments were held jointly for the first time two years ago in Basel (SUI).
The competitions brought together top athletes from European badminton powerhouses. Russia was also represented by its strongest badminton players. About 450 athletes from 38 countries competed at both tournaments. 76 international and national technical officials officiated at the competitions.The European Men’s and Women’s Team Championships were of particular importance since these will be the final qualifying competitions ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (BRA).
Denmark reigned supreme both in the men’s and women’s team competitions of the European Championships in Kazan. The Danish female badminton players placed first having beaten Bulgaria in the gold medal match while the Danish men’s team climbed to the top of the podium after having defeated France in the final. Russia was knocked out of both the men’s and women’s team tournaments following its loss in the quarterfinals.
For the results of the European Badminton Men’s and Women’s Team Championships, please click here.
In the European U15 Championships, the men’s competition was totally dominated by England. At the women’s tournament, Denmark took gold in the singles and Turkey gained a victory in the doubles. The title in the mixed event also went to the Danish national team.
For the results of the European Badminton U15 Championships, please click here.