Badminton: India’s Shubhankar Dey defeated former world champion Lin Dan.
The world’s 64th mascot defeated current 12th player Lin Dan in 45 minutes, whose names include five world championship titles and two Olympic gold medalists.
- Shubhankar won the match 22-20, 21-19
- Reached the quarter-finals of the Sallorlocks Open
- Parupalli Kashyap defeats Alexander Ruvers
Saarbrücken (Germany): Indian player Shubhankar Day has made a major turnaround while defeating former world and Olympic champion Lin Dan of China at the Sallorlocks Open badminton championship here on Thursday. Shubhankar entered the quarterfinals of the tournament by winning this important match 22-20, 21-19 in straight games. World number 64 mascot defeated current 12th player Lin Dan in 45 minutes, whose names are five world championship titles and two Olympic gold medalists. It is important that Kidambi Srikanth also had Lin Dan in the Denmark Open two weeks ago. Shrikant is India’s top male badminton player.
Commonwealth Games gold medalist Parupalli Kashyap defeated local player Alexander Ruvers 21-14, 21-12. In the quarterfinals, the mascot will face England’s seventh seed Toby Penty, while Kashyap will face France’s Toma Junior Popov.
In the doubles category of the tournament, the day for India was disappointing in which the pair of Arun George and Sathyam Shukla and MR Arjun and Shlok Ramachandran had to face defeat.