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It's National Championships week-end
Date: 2/5/2016 2:46 PM
Published by : Manuel Røsler
This week-end, many Member Associations all over Europe will hold their National Badminton Championships. But how to follow the results? Here you go ... badmintoneurope.com presents you an overview of all this week's action.

Denmark: Shock absence of the two biggest singles stars

Jan Ø. Jørgensen and Viktor Axelsen's shock last-minute withdrawal cast a shadow over the National Badminton Championships in Denmark, the powerhouse of badminton in Europe. Axelsen's decision to quit was made after he started to feel pain in his right foot during Monday's practice.

"I got a MRI scan on Tuesday", the 22-year old Dane wrote on facebook. "And luckily nothing is broken, but my foot is overused and needs time before the injury gets more serious. This is obviously really frustrating as I was looking forward to finally play some matches. I'm happy that I managed to take care of this injury fast before I made things worse. It's sometimes hard to accept your body's signals."

Bag problems also forced current European Champion Jan Ø. Jørgensen, world number 3, to withdraw from the National Championships. Hans-Kristian Vittinghus and European Junior Champion Anders Antonsen are now the favourites to take the prestigious men's singles title.

Germany: Zwiebler aims to set new record 

Former European Champion Marc Zwiebler (pictured) can set a new record in German badminton this week-end as he seeks his 9th national men's singles title. After the absence of Karin Schnaase, Olga Konon is the hot favourite to take her third national title.

"I hope I can still beat the younger generation. All the eight national titles I have won so far were something special and mean a lot to me", says Marc Zwiebler.

England: Adcocks heavy favourites to take mixed title

The European super mixed Chris and Gabby Adcock (pictured) are top seeds at the national event in England, which takes place at the University of Derby Sports Centre. Gabby knows she and Chris will be expected to walk away with the title: "Everyone's expecting us to win the nationals, so there will definitely be pressure," she explained.

"But we're so experienced now if we play well, it'll be okay. We're quite chilled about it – it'll be exciting to play."

If everything goes to seeding, then the Adcocks will face the combination of Matthew Nottingham and Emily Westwood in Sunday's final.

Follow the results (and live streaming):

Austria: Results
Belarus: Results
Belgium: Results
Croatia: Results
Czech Republic: Results
Denmark: Results (and live score) and live streaming
England: Results (and live score) and live streaming
Estonia: Results
Finland: Results
France: Results (and live score) and live streaming
Germany: Results (and live score)
Latvia: Results
Lithuania: Results and live streaming
The Netherlands: Results
Russia: Results
Scotland: Results
Slovenia: Results
Sweden: Results
Switzerland: Results (and live score)

Article by Manuel Rösler. Photos by BadmintonPhoto.
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