Russian badminton players for the first time in history reached the finals of the mixed teams

Russian badminton players Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov

Russian badminton players, winning four matches for the national team of England (3:1), for the first time in history reached the final the European championship among mixed teams, which this week takes place in Lubin (Poland). About it the correspondent “”.

The first point to the Russian team brought mixed doubles by Vladimir Ivanov/Ekaterina Bolotova, appeared stronger family Duo Chris and Gabrielle Adcock — 23:21, 23:21. As noted after the match, head coach Klavdia Mayorova the Russians, the British were unable to “withstand the pressure of an opponent”. “They are in the world top ten, but we knew their psychological characteristics, and this took our couple. Of course, we made mistakes too, but sometimes did and wonders,” said Mayorov.

In the women’s singles Eugene Kosecka in three games broke the resistance of the Chloe birch— 21:16, 13:21, 21:12. Could a Russian woman to meet in two games, but in the second period chose not the best tactic, said after the match Mayorov. “In the third game Jack calmed down, started to carry out tactical setup, and it worked,” said the head coach of Russian national team.

Put the same point in the semifinal duel with Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov, who the bronze medalists of the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge— 18:21, 21:17, 21:18. “Men’s pair was very nervous because the van could not enter the game, he may be tired after the first match, and his attacks weren’t normal acuity. But in the second and third game all was in norm”, — summed up Mayorov.

In the final of the European Championships for mixed teams, the national team of Russia on Sunday will meet the winner of the match between Denmark and Germany. The account in this pair of mixed doubles after 1:0 in favor of the Danes.

England — five-time champion of Europe among mixed teams, won nine silver and eight bronze medals. In the asset of Russian national team, four third-place tournament 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.