CROATIA INT’L – First Gold for French mixed

France’ Laura Choinet and Baptiste Careme, runners-up at their own national championships last Feburary, clinched their first international title in Zagreb on Sunday. The young and promising duo did honour […]

ImageFrance’ Laura Choinet and Baptiste Careme, runners-up at their own national championships last Feburary, clinched their first international title in Zagreb on Sunday. The young and promising duo did honour to their status as top seeds for the mixed doubles event and won all their matches in straight games in the Croatian International.

By Raphael Sachetat.  Photo: Courtesy of Sandra Dimbour

Nanna Brosolat didn’t have the same fate as her compatriot Tine Rasmussen, who was shining at the All England at the same time as the Dane bowed to Japan’s Imabeppu 21-11, 21-17. In the men’s singles event, France’s Kehlhffner once again finished as runner-up, in spite of a good overall performance in the tournament, which should allow him to move in front of his compatriot Maunoury for the Olympic qualifying spot.


It was Ville Lang who beat the odds and scooped the title in Zagreb in the men’s single while INdia got the men’s double.

The Croatian tournament is part of the BWF tour as an International challenge tournament.

Finals :
MS : Ville Lang (FIN) b Erwin Kehlhoffner (FRA) : 21/17 – 21/6
LS : Kaori Imabeppu (JAP) beat Nanna Brosolat (DEN) : 21/11 – 21/17
MD : Kumar/Sanava (IND) beat Bitman/Durkinjak (TCH/CRO) : 21/9 – 21/14
LD : Thorberg/Tholmoff (DEN/EST) beat Bibik/Golovanova (RUS) : 24/22 – 21/15
MxD : Careme/Choinet (FRA) beat Metodiev/Banova (BUL) : 21/11 – 21/15

All results HERE

Raphaël Sachetat

About Raphaël Sachetat

Raphael is the Chief Editor of Badzine International. He is the founder of the website together with Jean François Chauveau. After many years writing for the BWF and many publications around the world about badminton, he now leads a team of young and dynamic writers for Badzine.