This weekend you cannot miss the Andalusian Spanish International U15 & U17, which takes place in Benalmádena from this Friday to Sunday. A total of 283 athletes fight in our municipality in search of the medals of one of the most traditional international events in our country, in the fourth edition of this competition.
In this fourth edition, according to the federation, all expectations have been exceeded, since for the first time all the places in the five tests of the Sub17 category have been covered, even having more than 120 players in reserve who will not be able to participate in the event. Finally, there will be 283 athletes of 19 different nationalities, as far away as Singapore or the United States, who will participate. Also noteworthy is the participation of the Ukrainian national team, which will surely receive the warmth of all the participants and members of the organization, some of whom are already enjoying the Costa del Sol.
Not only has the number of participants increased, but their level will be higher than in previous editions, with many of the top 5 in the European ranking of each modality arriving in Benalmádena. In this sense, the Badminton federation has highlighted the European number 1 in men’s singles (IM) and men’s doubles (DM) U17, the Ukrainian Ivan Tsaregorotsev, his compatriot and number 2 in IF and DF Maria Koriagina. “Which shows that this event, as was the intention from the beginning, is establishing itself in the calendar of the best European teams and players,” they highlight.
The Spanish International kicked off this morning at 9:30 a.m. and both today, Friday, and Saturday, will last until approximately 9:00 p.m., in a pavilion in Arroyo de la Miel, which has been transformed and refurbished since Thursday to host this international test.
The entire event can be followed live on the YouTube channel of the Spanish Badminton Federation.
The president of CB Benalmádena, Daniel Alcover, indicated that “the Andalusian Federation and we, as co-organizers of the event, are very excited about this fourth edition, where the level and number of participants are what we set ourselves from the beginning as goal. All this with some improvements in technology and dissemination that we hope will be to the liking of all who visit us. This would not be possible without the help of the Junta de Andalucía, the Provincial Council and the Benalmádena City Council, which give us the support and stability to organize and improve an event of this magnitude every year. The only thing missing is for the steering wheel to start flying and for the event to run in the best possible way.”