England's Ouseph wins European title in Denmark

The previous Englishman to win European singles gold was Steve Baddeley in 1990

Rajiv Ouseph became just the third Englishman to win the men's singles title at the European Championships with victory over Anders Antonsen.

The 30-year-old won a tight final 21-19 21-19 in his opponent's native Denmark.

Scot Kirsty Gilmour had to settle for silver in the women's singles, as she lost 21-14 21-12 to Spanish top seed Carolina Martin.

Chris and Gabby Adcock face Danes Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in the mixed doubles final.

The married English pair, seeded second, are competing in their first European final after beating France's Ronan Labar and Audrey Fontaine in the semi-finals.

Their opponents are seeded first in the competition.

Ouseph, who had previously won two bronze medals and a silver in the European men's singles, ended a 27-year wait for an English winner in the event.

Steve Baddeley was the previous player to triumph in 1990, two years after compatriot Darren Hall had won gold.

Between the wins for Baddeley and Ouseph, players from Denmark had won gold in eight out of nine European Championships.

BBC

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