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Carolina Marin

Badminton ESP

Carolina Marin

Carolina Marin
  • Birth date 6/15/1993
  • Birthplace HUELVA
  • Hometown HUELVA
  • Residence Madrid
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/ 143 lbs

Biography

Born and raised in Huelva, Spain, Carolina Marin began playing badminton in 2001 when her best friend invited her to try a new sport. Though she competed at the London 2012 Olympics, Marin lost in the preliminary stages. By 2014, she had won the World Championships in women’s singles, a feat she repeated the following year. (Her 2014 victory helped Marin win Spanish Sportswoman of the Year.) Marin spent the second half of 2015 ranked as the world no. 1 singles player. Her goals include winning a medal at the Olympics. Marin finished high school and hopes to study physical therapy in college.
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Getting to know Carolina Marin

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Highest ranking, world no. 1, first achieved in June 2015. Finished 2015 ranked world no. 1.

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Won gold in women’s singles at the 2014 and 2015 World Championships.

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Spanish Sportswoman of the Year in 2014.

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