DEVON'S LANE WINS EURO U-17 BADMINTON TITLE

Devon’s Alex Lane is the new European Under 17 badminton singles champion.

Lane, from Exmouth, claimed the Euro junior title following a 21-19 21-9 final win over Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke yesterday.

Top seed Lane took 36 minutes to despatch the Dane, who was seeded second for the tournament in Portugal.

Lane beat Germany’s Lars Schanzler 21-16 21-14 in the semis after overcoming Sweden’s Felix Burestedt 21-14 21-10 in the quarter finals.

Lane trains at Cranford Club, Exmouth with Visions Badminton Academy.

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