Good Start for Indian Badminton: Subhankar Dey Wins Iceland International 2017

Subhankar Dey was the only Indian representative in Iceland International 2017 and that did not stop India winning a title. Seeded 3rd in Men’s Singles, Subhankar Dey defeated 2nd seed in final before knocking out top seed in the semifinal at the Badminton event in Iceland that concluded on Sunday, Jan 29, starting from Jan 26. This is the third International tournament of 2017 and Indians have won 5th title. Saina won at Malaysian Masters, and today at Syed Modi International, Indians won 3 titles. Iceland International is the third international title for Subhankar Dey, in his 7th final of an International event.

Results for Subhankar Dey at Iceland International 2017

    Final: def 2nd seed Kalle Koljonen (Finland) 21-11 21-17 in 28 minutes
    Semis: top seed Kim Bruun (Denmark) 14-21 21-16 21-17 in 1 hour
    QF: Mikkel Enghoj (Denmark) 21-12 10-21 21-17 in 51 minutes
    2nd round: def David Peng (Germany) 21-421-6
    1st round: def Torjussen (England) 21-1521-15

23 year old, Subhankar Dey has last reached a final in 2014 Bangladesh International that he lost to Malaysian Lim. Before that he had won 2014 Bahrain International.

List of Finals for Subhankar Dey
Winner

    2017 Iceland International: def Kalle Koljonen (Finland) 21-11 21-17
    2014 Bahrain International: def Dinuka Karunaratna (Sri Lanka) 21-19, 13-21, 21-11
    2013 Kenya International: def Gideon Babalola (Nigeria) 21-19, 21-19

Runners up

    2014 Bangladesh International: Lost to Lim Chi Wing (Malaysia) 12-21, 17-21
    2013 Bahrain International Challenge: Lost to Sameer Verma 21-19, 14-21, 12-21
    2013 Uganda International: Lost to Dinuka Karunaratna (Sri Lanka) 16-21, 17-21
    2012 Iraq International: Lost to Emre Lale (Turkey) 17-21, 20-22
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