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Lee storms to Spanish Worldwide title

Leona Lee stormed to the ladies’s singles title on the Spanish Worldwide as Nadeem Dalvi reached the lads’s singles showpiece. 

Lee knocked out the highest seed en path to the ultimate in Blanca Dona the place she recovered from a sport all the way down to take gold.

Up towards Denmark’s Sofie Karmann, who sits 218 locations above Lee within the BWF World Rankings, the Stevenage-born shuttler triumphed 17-21 21-16 21-17.

Having misplaced the opening sport, the world No.550 constructed a wholesome lead within the second, taking the sport with 4 consecutive factors.

Within the decider, Lee was by no means greater than three factors behind earlier than a scorching streak put her in a commanding place and he or she closed out the win on the first time of asking.

Lee reached the ultimate by knocking out the Belgian prime seed Clara Lassaux with a 21-18 16-21 22-20 win, having recorded straight video games wins within the first three rounds.

Within the showpiece, Dalvi misplaced out 21-17 21-16 to the seventh seed to finish a powerful marketing campaign with a silver medal.

Dalvi knocked out residence favorite Alvaro Leal of Spain 21-17 21-15 within the semi-finals, beating one other seed, Amaury Lievre of France in a decider within the quarter-finals.

Robin Harper and Harry Wakefield superior from the qualifiers all the best way to the lads’s doubles semi-finals in Blanca Dona.

The pair didn’t drop a sport within the opening two rounds earlier than requiring a decider towards Natan Begga and Baptiste Labarthe of France to succeed in the quarter-finals.

The duo received 21-17 16-21 21-14 earlier than assembly Denmark’s Mads Gadegaard and Oliver Geisler within the final 4.

Harper and Wakefield took the lead and have been properly within the second sport earlier than a late rally from Gadegaard and Geisler hit again to advance to the ultimate 17-21 22-20 21-13.

Oliver Butler and Ben Jarvis reached the second spherical stage of the lads’s doubles the place they served for the match towards Francisco Olivares and Jaume Perez, ultimately dropping 21-17 15-21 23-21.

Fifth seed Lisa Curtin made it by means of to the ladies’s singles quarter-finals going through second seed Frederikke Ostergaard in an exciting contest.

Curtin received the primary sport and served for the match within the second earlier than Ostergaard pressured a decider and once more overturned a deficit, successful 5 factors in a row to take the win 17-21 22-20 21-19 and attain the semi-finals.

Qualifier Tashvi Parab was additionally in girls’s singles motion, reaching the second spherical with a 21-15 21-15 win over seventh seed Katrin Neudolt earlier than dropping to eventual finalist Sofie Karmann.

Oliver Butler and Chloe Dennis survived a decider towards Wessel van der Aar and Kirsten de Wit of the Netherlands within the opening spherical of the combined doubles.

The English duo took the primary sport solely to be pegged again within the second however pulled away with six consecutive factors within the decider to take the win 21-19 18-21 21-17 earlier than dropping in three video games within the second spherical.

Dennis additionally competed within the girls’s doubles alongside Lee with the duo crushed within the first spherical.



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