Carolina Marin has started this 2021 with two golden challenges in the head: revalidate your Olympic title in Tokyo in summer and add his fourth world crown at his home in Huelva in autumn. Two ambitious goals that were presented uphill for the Andalusian. Not because of its quality and its claw, already demonstrated throughout its career, but because of the two thorny years that he has had to overcome. In January 2019 the crusader was broken of a knee, an injury that kept her seven months in the dry dock, although that same season she managed to return and win tournaments. In fact, his last victories dated from that December. 2020 started even worse, with the work accident that ended in July, five months later, with the life of his father, Gonzalo. A tragic news seasoned by the effects of the pandemic, which did not allow them to face the course regularly. Even so, he played two finals.
With that load in the backpack, Carolina traveled to Bangkok earlier this year, where the International Federation has mounted a bubble with three relevant competitions, where no one knew exactly in what moment of form it arrived. “A title is always a joy, but it is not so much about winning, as about recover sensations”, Said the Huelva in the previous one. Well, the feelings have returned, and also the titles. Caro has dominated the two tournaments in Thailand consecutively, both before the world’s number one in the final, the Chinese Tai Tzu Ying, and without giving up any set. After the conquest of the first, Marín approached the camera and said: “I love you daddy”. A few weeks before flying, Carolina had presented his book ‘I can because I think I can’, that reference phrase that his first psychologist told him, which has helped him grow, and that now also feeds with the memory of his father to find motivation before his great challenges … Golden challenges.