A badminton gala in Turkey
Date: 6/28/2013 10:48 AM
Published by : Manuel Røsler

The badminton event at the 17th edition of the Mediterranean Games is presently in full swing at Mersin, Turkey. Badminton is making its first ever appearance at thıs multi-sport event which comprises 32 separate sports discıplines and ın which 24 Mediterranean states are taking part.

Despite the high ambient temperature, players from eleven different countries – coming from three different continents Europe, Asia and Africa – are giving their best on the three courts at the Mersin University sports hall no. 1 under the watchful eyes of Referee Isabelle Jobard (France) and Deputy Referee Ivanka Pokorni (Croatia) as well as the competition manager Hakan Avcı (Turkey) and the BWF Technical Delegate John Attard (Malta).

The badmınton competition replicates the London 2012 Olympic format, with an initial group phase followed by a Knock-Out stage. It is based on the traditional two Singles and two Doubles categories; and this since the organisers, somewhat unexpectedly, opted to discard the Mıxed Doubles.

The initial two days of the event have proceded smoothly, without registering any major upsets.

Turkish players playing their hearts out

The Turkish players, in front of an enthusiastic home crowd, have risen to the occasion and are certaınly playing their hearts out ın their approach towards the coveted gold medal ın their respectıve category.

However, not to be outdone, their Medıterranean counterparts have sımılarly upped their tempo and will leave no stone unturned ın order to turn the tables on their opponents.

More excitement will follow ın the comıng days as the established protagonists progress towards the finals, scheduled over the coming weekend.

Detailed info, including the Medal Table, can be accessed at:
Click on "LIVE SCORE" and then select Badminton.
The daily programme for the Badminton matches is  found at:

When matches are on court, live scores are displayed.  The Draws and results are obtained by clicking the PDF icon.

The results are also on the Turkish Badminton Federation website:
Streaming video on main court is at this address:


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