A great achievement for Olympic badminton player Ksenia Polikarpova, who advanced tonight (between Thursday and Friday) to the semifinals of the international championship in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The 32-year-old Polikarpova, ranked 95th in the world, opened her participation in the competition against the French Malia Huero, and had no difficulty beating her 17:21, 12:21, when in the next match, the Argentinian Iona Gualdi was waiting for her, and this time it went much easier with 7:21, 4:21.
In the quarterfinals, the Israeli was surprised in the first set against Niketa Alejandra Sotomayor of Guatemala, but came back in time to win the next two sets and take the match with 21:17, 19:21, 10:21.
In the semi-finals, waiting for her tomorrow, the American Jenny Guy.
In the next year and a half, Polikarpova will want to achieve as many victories as possible that will bring her more world and Olympic ranking points, so that she can enter the Olympic Games for the second time in a row after her participation in Tokyo 2020.
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