Denmark winning the EMTC 2019 (Credit: Koen Mutton)
Denmark is the European Champion!
Date: 2/17/2019 6:35 PM
Published by : Annika Langrock

The Danes were able to defend the title as European Mixed Team Champions at home, in Copenhagen. The team beat Germany 3-0 in the final of the tournament. 

After hearing the national anthems, Christinna Pedersen and Mathias Christiansen were the first two Danes that Badminton Europe’s mascot ‘Smashy’ was welcoming on court in Frederiksberg Hallerne on Sunday. 

The top pair had to face Isabel Herttrich and Mark Lamsfuss from Germany, currently world-ranked number 18, in the final of the European Mixed Team Championships. After two games, the Danes took the lead for the team. 

- We are very happy with our performance on court today. We could feel the crowd behind us, Christinna Pedersen said after match. 

2-0 for Denmark - Antonsen wins straight

The following Men’s Singles match between Anders Antonsen and the current German national champion, Max Weisskirchen, ended with the second victory for Denmark. 

- Anders was much faster today, he was the better man, Weisskirchen said.

After losing the second match to the Danes that had the support from the home crowd, the pressure was on Yvonne Li. 

The Women’s Singles player from Germany had to win against Line Kjaersfeldt in order to come back. But after 36 minutes, Li had to accept a defeat against her strong Danish opponent. 

Denmark defends the title

With this success, Denmark was able to defend the title as European Mixed Team Champion from 2017. 

- I am very happy. We were the favourite to win, but we did a really good job this week, winning confidently. I am proud of the team, Kjaersfeldt said. 

Find all results of the final between Denmark and Germany here:

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