Denmark Reigns for 15th Time at 2015 European Mixed Team Championships

The Danish contingent of Team YONEX once again lived up to their nation’s historic badminton legacy, helping to earn the country’s 15th crown at the 2015 European Mixed Team Championships.

Throughout the event’s 23 editions, the Danish team has won 15 times. This time around, Team YONEX super-shuttlers Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, SHBSC6iEX), Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NANORAY 900, SHB87LTD), and Christinna Pedersen (NANORAY 800SHB-01LX) took the lead, with spectacular wins for their country. While world No. 3 Jan faced a see-saw battle against England’s Toby Penty (ARCSABER 11, SHB87LTD) in game 1, game 2 proved to be more one-sided, with the Dane maintaining the lead all the way until the end of the match, 21-18 21-14. In women’s doubles, Kamilla and Christinna had no problem defeating Heather Olver/Lauren Smith (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II), never once dropping the lead across the entire match, sealing it in a swift 33 minutes at 21-9 21-14.

The preceding semifinal matches against Germany also exhibited fine performances by YONEX shuttlers. Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11SHB-87EX) defeated Dieter Domke (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II, SHB-87EX) confidently in straight sets, 21-15 21-12, and the mixed doubles pair of Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna overpowered Max Schwenger/Carla Nelte at 21-17 21-17. Thanks to their performances, Denmark was able to even the score against Germany for defeating them in the final two years ago.

Jan is taking on the 2015 season with YONEX’s new VOLTRIC 80 E-tune. Built with the latest evolution of YONEX’s TRI-VOLTAGE SYSTEM that features more precise weight distribution and new linked grommets for concentrated balance, the VOLTRIC 80 E-tune grants shuttlers a robust combination of power and maneuverability. With E-tune parts, the racquet also allows for customized weight balance so shuttlers can create the perfect racquet for their game.

A new site for the racquet is now online, featuring in-depth information on the racquet, along with photos and videos. Check it out here.

2015 European Mixed Team Championships Results

Men’s Singles (Final)

Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, SHBSC6iEX)(DEN) def. Toby Penty (ENG) 21-18 21-14

Women’s Doubles (Final)

Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NANORAY 900SHB87LTD)/ Christinna Pedersen (NANORAY 800SHB-01LX) (DEN) def. Heather Olver/Lauren Smith (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II)(ENG) 21-9 21-14

*Photo of Kamilla and Christinna taken at 2015 BWF World Superseries Destination Dubai Finals