While Saina Nehwal Cribs, Spanish Carolina Marin Shows how to Tackle Chinese Domination in World Badminton

She Beats Top-Seeded Li Xuerui to Become World Champion

Only a few days ago, India’s Saina Nehwal wanted the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to limit the number of women’s singles players from China in all international tournaments. She was frustrated at the challenge of having to come up against (and lose to) one Chinese player after another in tournaments.

But just moments ago Carolina Marin became the first Spanish player to win the World Badminton championship in Copenhagen, defeating top-seed Li Xuerui of China.

Carolina had halted the giant-killing run of India’s P V Sindhu in the semi-finals. Congrats to Carolina for her stupendous title win,

Congrats also to Sindhu, seeded 11th, for her good show that included a quarter-final win against second seed Wang Shixian!

The top three seeds at the 2014 world championships were players from China, but the title went to Carolina, seeded ninth. Saina was two notches above her.

Carolina’s win has made Saina look silly!

G Joslin Vethakumar

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4 responses to “While Saina Nehwal Cribs, Spanish Carolina Marin Shows how to Tackle Chinese Domination in World Badminton

  1. Dear Joslin sir
    Greetings for the nice review of World cup events. You have mentioned Saina looks silly ,why she defeated Carolina a month back in Super series tournament held in Australia. Saina defeated 2 Chinese players in that tournament. Because Saina got injured so she sacrificed the medal at CWGs.
    Saina is on recovery path. Saina wanted that we know the supremacy of china why not to allow some other countries so that badminton is popularised in the world.
    With regards.
    Harvir Singh

    • Dear Joslin sir
      Greetings for the nice review of World cup events. You have mentioned Saina looks silly ,why she defeated Carolina a month back in Super series tournament held in Australia. Saina defeated 2 Chinese players in that tournament. Because Saina got injured so she sacrificed the medal at CWGs.
      Saina is on recovery path. Saina wanted that we know the supremacy of china why not to allow some other countries so that badminton is popularised in the world.
      With regards.
      Harvir Singh

  2. Binayak

    Hello Harvir,
    There is a reason why Joslin said Saina looked silly. Few days ago, Saina complained to BWF asking to limit the number of players from a single country (targeting China) in an international event. She told that she felt mentally drained facing so many Chinese opponents.
    Do you know why are there so many Chinese players around? It is because they train harder than us, and they start training at a very early age than us. If we want to beat the Chinese, there is only one way – play better than them. Respect their hard work and then work harder and better than them. Well that’s what Carolina did. She played a better game than the World number 1.
    There is no point cribbing about Chinese dominating badminton and that other countries are not getting chance. Same can be applied to cricket and India.Some might say that “Indians are playing cricket from such a long time and are very good. Let us limit the number of international games India plays so that other countries also start playing cricket; so that cricket will be popular globally.” This is not the right way to approach a sport.
    It is simple – someone’s defeating you… play better and defeat them.

    Binayak.

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