Carolina Marín says goodbye to the Indonesian Open in the semifinals


The Spanish badminton player Carolina Marín has said goodbye to the Indonesia Open, a Super 1000 category tournament of the Badminton World Tour, by falling this Saturday in the semifinals against the Chinese Yu Fei Chen, current Olympic champion and world number two (21- 11, 17-21, 21-13).

The three-time world champion and current number three in the world ranking met again in Jakarta with the Asian, whom she beat in March in the quarterfinals of an All England tournament that she would end up conquering, but this time she gave in after an even match that was resolved in one hour and 14 minutes.

Chen, with a 5-0 start, dominated the first set without opposition, although the Huelva native, who after 9-9 sealed a 6-1 partial, tightened the match by taking the second. In the third and final set, Marín started leading (11-9), but the Chinese player managed to come back to confirm her presence in the final of the tournament.

In this way, the Spanish, Princess of Asturias Sports Award winner, says goodbye to the Indonesian competition, but does so by securing the ‘Top 4’ of the Olympic ranking for Paris 2024, which will facilitate her crossings.

Marín, who will not compete again until the Paris event, will return to the Games after missing the Tokyo Games due to a serious knee injury; In the French capital, he will try to repeat the success of Rio 2016, when he won the gold medal.