Carolina Marin and her father Gonzalo Marin Perez (Facebook/CarolinaMarin)
Rio Olympics women’s singles champion Carolina Marin misplaced her father Gonzalo Marín Pérez within the early hours of Sunday, the Spanish Badminton Federation, stated. Gonzalo Perez had suffered an accident 5 months in the past, in mid-February and sadly couldn’t get better from the autumn.
The Spanish Badminton Federation stated on its web site, “The FESBA wishes to express its regret at the death of Gonzalo Marín Pérez, father of Carolina Marín. After a long period of struggle since he suffered an accident in February, Gonzalo has not been able to overcome the effects of it, passing away at dawn on Sunday, July 26. The Spanish badminton extends its support to Carolina Marín and all her family in these difficult moments.”
The defending Olympic champion had rushed house to Huelva after the All England when her father suffered a fall at work. Marin Sr had been hospitalized at a Huelva facility and undergone a surgical procedure. A resident of Santa Barbara, Gonzalo Marin had been a relentless supply of help for the badminton champion who made historical past because the nation’s first gold medalist within the sport.