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Thread: Taufik Hidayat
06-13-2013, 12:31 PM #1327
I assume like others have mentioned R20190 thinks this match tooks place at the current Indonesian Open. Obviously it was not the case since Lin Dan is AWOL again
WC2005 ... forever remembered as ....the badminton WC that made it to Eurosport (as well as that years SC). SF match was pretty good as well between LD and Gade, still have it on VHS somewhere ()
06-13-2013, 04:36 PM #1328
Look if you read your first post then consider I never knew you had no knowledge of the current scoring systems or had not read any of the thread or did not know about any current matches that were happening. You could maybe understand my response? (sounded like Taufik bashing).
But yeah I never actually thought you had mental illness just a bit of light banter in return for what came across as cheek.
Kiss and make up??
06-13-2013, 04:43 PM #1329
Did you hear the one about an Englishman, a Scotsman...
06-13-2013, 05:16 PM #1330
06-13-2013, 06:10 PM #1331
OK. Peace please.
06-13-2013, 10:46 PM #1332
Hidayat ends long career
Friday 14 June 2013
...With hundreds of fans cheering “Taufik can” and waving banners that read “Legend”, the 31-year-old played his final professional match at the Indonesia Open, a tournament that he has won six times.
...Hidayat, once notorious as the bad boy of badminton who was sometimes compared to outspoken tennis great John McEnroe of the US, showed a much softer side as he prepared to hang up his racket.
“Henceforth, I will focus on my family,” he said at the post-match press conference, with his young daughter sitting at his side.
...With a distinctive, languid style that made the fast-paced game look effortless, he won Indonesia’s first Olympic gold medal at Athens in 2004, famously weeping when he received it, and was crowned world champion in 2005.
But he also had his fair share of controversies during his career.
06-13-2013, 11:09 PM #1333
06-14-2013, 01:59 AM #1334
does anyone know what is "changhong" ? (the sponsors in TH shirt.... )
whilst other Indonesian players are sponsored by Indofood
06-14-2013, 02:39 AM #1335
It is Changhong Indonesia Electronics Company, they produce electronic consumer goods. The Changhong brand itself is from China.
Here's the anouncement of TH's sponsorship by Changhong : http://www.changhong.com/changhong_e...2221_19099.htm
06-14-2013, 04:12 AM #1336
thanks for sharing bro
06-14-2013, 08:30 AM #1337
06-14-2013, 09:58 PM #1338
yup... i forgot that TH is independent....
06-16-2013, 08:17 AM #1339
Taufik will join PBSI ?
(Djarum Indonesia Open) Gita Wirjawan Ternyata Ngefans Sama Taufik Hidayat
(Jakarta, 16/6/2013) Siapa yang tak kenal sosok Taufik Hidayat? Salah satu pahlawan bulu tangkis Indonesia yang telah mengharumkan nama bangsa ini begitu lekat di hati para pecinta bulu tangkis tanah air. Salah satunya adalah Ketua Umum PP PBSI Gita Wirjawan yang ternyata ngefans pada Taufik sejak bertahun-tahun lalu.
"Pertama kali bertemu Taufik saat akan menjabat Ketua Umum PP PBSI, dikenalkan oleh mertua Taufik. Tetapi bertahun-tahun sebelumnya saya sudah jadi fansnya Taufik. Saya dan keluarga sering nonton pertandingan Taufik, kami bangga dan terharu sama prestasinya. Taufik kelasnya beda, saya yakin Taufik akan tetap jadi idola" kata Gita.
Gita juga tak menampik adanya kemungkinan untuk mengajak Taufik bergabung ke PBSI guna menunjang prestasi bulu tangkis tanah air. Menteri Perdagangan RI ini juga mengaku sering berdiskusi bersama Taufik soal dunia bulu tangkis.
"Saat Taufik masih menjadi pemain, saya sering berkonsultasi, jadi tidak ada alasan bagi saya untuk tidak melibatkan Taufik di kepengurusan PBSI. Tinggal lihat saja 'komunikasi batinnya', enaknya ditempatkan dimana" ujar Gita sambil tersenyum.
06-16-2013, 10:34 AM #1340
Good bye Taufik,
One of The Best Players, Indonesia Pride Of Nation.
Thanks for the Olympic, Asian Games, & World Championships gold medal, Thomas Cup, and all the things you have done to Badminton...
Thanks for all the sweet moments and memories to a true champion of badminton!
Thanks for the amazing backhand smash
What they says about Taufik..
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Good luck for your next journey... please keep close in badminton world
We will miss you <333
06-16-2013, 11:31 AM #1341
Legendary shuttler Taufik Hidayat bids farewell to fans
JAKARTA: Legendary Indonesian shuttler Taufik Hidayat bade a tearful goodbye to his loyal fans and his country's badminton association (PBSI) on Sunday at the end of a 17-year-long spectacular professional career.
"After 25 years of playing badminton, in which 17 years (were) as a professional player in national and international tournaments, this time is probably the best time for me to retire," a teary-eyed Taufik said in front of hundreds of spectators at the Istora Senayan Stadium before the Indonesian Open Super Series Premier finals, reports Xinhua.
"This is an emotional moment for me. I want to thank the sport's stakeholders who have been backing me all this time."
Taufik handed over a badminton racquet to a young Indonesian player, symbolizing regeneration and expectation that his good example can be followed by young players at home.
"On behalf of PBSI and people of Indonesia, I thank you for your dedication and contribution. There is no such former champion. Once a champion always a champion," PBSI chairman Gita Wirjawan said.
Taufik was sent into retirement after being defeated by India's unseeded B. Sai Praneeth in the first round of the tourney earlier this week. Taufik was ranked 35 in the world at the time of his retirement.
The 31-year-old won many international championships during his 17-year career. Taufik won two men's singles gold medals in Asian Games in 2002 Busan, South Korea and 2006 Doha, Qatar. The highlight of his career was winning the gold in the 2004 Athens Olympics.
After winning in Athens, he also went on to become World Champion in 2005 in Anaheim, United States. In the Asian Championships, Taufik won gold in 2000, 2003 and 2004.
The former World No. 1 won the Indonesia Open six times between 1999 and 2006. He also helped Indonesia win gold in 1999 Asian Team Cup and Thomas Cup in Kuala Lumpur 2000 and Guangzhou 2002.
Throughout his brilliant career, Taufik has been an arch-rival to Malaysian World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China.
"We were good friends. I hope that Taufik can do the best for badminton and for his country," said Lee Chong Wei, who went on to win the title Sunday.
Taufik now plans to focus on his badminton academy called the Taufik Hidayat Arena situated in Ciracas, East Jakarta.
The futuristic-designed building is built on 6,600 square metres of land area, providing complete training sessions including accommodation for talented shuttlers from around the world. It has eight international-standard-sized badminton courts.
Many players from China, Singapore, Japan, Canada and Mexico have undergone intensive training sessions in the academy under the supervision of Taufik and his team.
06-17-2013, 12:44 AM #1342
06-19-2013, 02:35 AM #1343
does anyone know that if TH is actually retried as the last WC lists (dated 10 June) shown that he is qualified to play.
will he go?
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