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Subhankar Dey knocks out Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto at India Open Badminton

Newdelhi:28/3/19:In India Open Badminton, India’s Subhankar Dey produced a big upset in New Delhi on Wednesday by knocking out fourth seed Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto.

Unseeded Subhankar, who is ranked 44th in the world, eked out a 14-21, 22-20, 21-11 win over world number nine Sugiarto to join a number of Indians, including Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth, in the Men’s Singles pre-quarterfinals.

Former champion Srikanth recorded his fourth successive win over Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent with a 21-16, 18-21, 21-19 victory.

In Women’s Singles, PV Sindhu, who reached the finals in the last two editions and won the title in 2017, brushed aside fellow Indian Mugdha Agrey 21-8, 21-13 to enter the Round-of-16. Riya Mookerjee also progressed.

Indian shuttlers also made it to the second round in Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles categories.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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