| March 26, 1978 (age 37)
Gouda, Netherlands (1978-03-26) |
46 (March 1, 2012)
Dicky Palyama Wikipedia
Dicky Palyama (born March 26, 1978 in Gouda) is a male badminton player from the Netherlands.
After four junior titles in the Netherlands between 1994 and 1996, Dicky took the European junior U19 title in 1997. His first success came in 1998 when he took the Welsh Open International title. In 2000 he took his first National Dutch Championship for which he now is record holder with 9 individual singles titles. In 2002 he won the Spanish International Badminton Tournament and in 2003 the Bitburger Open International. In 2008 he won the Russian Open Grand Prix. In 2009 he won the Dutch & Polish Open International Challenges. In 2010 he won the Strasbourg Masters.
As a part of the BC Amersfoort team Palyama reached the final of the European Cup 2007 held in Amersfoort. Together with Lotte Bruil-Jonathans, Yao Jie, Larisa Griga, Chris Bruil and Eric Pang the final was lost against the team of NL Primorje. In the semi finals they were too strong for CB Rinconada.
Dicky Palyama retired as a professional badminton player in October 2013 with a special farewell demonstration match at the Yonex Dutch Open 2013 in a full Almere Topsport Centre against Peter Gade.