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All top stars feature in player list for European Championships
Date: 2/28/2020 11:59 AM
Published by : Alan Raftery
The European Championships is Badminton Europe's most prestigious event and is played every year (except for years with the European Games). The first of these competitions was held in 1968 and officially crowns the best male and female players/pairs in Europe.

The 2020 event will be played in Kyiv, Ukraine from 21-26 April.

The BWF World Rankings as of 18 February 2020 decide which players and pairs are eligible to compete at the event. Today updated entry lists were published with the answers given by the Member Associations. The players listed as ‘YES’ are considered as entered for the tournament.

Although the player list can still change, there have been no major omissions thus far, with all 2018 champions likely to be present to defend their title. 

Men’s Singles – Viktor Axelsen (DEN)
Women’s Singles – Carolina Marin (ESP)
Men’s Doubles – Kim Astrup/Anders Rasmussen (DEN)
Women’s Doubles – Gabriela Stoeva/Stefani Stoeva (BUL)
Mixed Doubles – Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock (ENG)

Spain’s Carolina Marin, the reigning Olympic champion, will be aiming to match the former greats of Peter Gade and Kamilla Rytter Juhl in taking the crown five times in one category. Marin is currently at four women’s singles titles in-a-row. 

Badminton Europe is entitled to nominate one Wild Card entry in each of the disciplines (to be announced on 10 March 2020).

The seeding lists will be announced 3 April, with the all-important draw taking place 7 April.

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