Winner: Carolina Marin
Winner: Carolina Marin

AN Andalucian badminton star has won her third European Championship in a row.

Carolina Marin beat Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour 21-14 21-12 in less than an hour to clinch victory.

Marin managed to see off the Brit in Kolding, Denmark, making her the joint most decorated player in singles Badminton, tied with Dane Camilla Martin.

The match was a rematch of last year’s final in La Roche-sur-Yon, France.

Marin is the only woman from outside of Asia to have won the Olympic singles gold medal.