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05-16-2007, 01:28 AM #205
yeah i apologise to the creator of this thread........my wrong.
01-13-2010, 01:25 AM #206
News article about Taufik...
January 13, 2010
Indonesian Badminton Star Taufik Hidayat Is Busier Than Ever
Just because Taufik Hidayat resigned from the Indonesian national team training camp and turned professional last year does not mean that his life is any less hectic.
In fact, busy is just how the former world and Olympic champion wants to be.
Competition alone does not drive Taufik anymore. His plans to build the Taufik Hidayat Arena, a 6,600 square meter sports complex in Kelapa Dua, Ciracas, East Jakarta, are set to begin after three years of preparation.
The 28-year-old wants to realize his long-time dream of managing his own training camp for talented youngsters. However, he said the arena’s proposed location, a five-minute drive from the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) training camp in Cipayung, was only a coincidence.
“I don’t mean to be the PBSI’s competitor. Actually, I want to help the PBSI to boost the players’ regeneration by creating more talented players through my project,” the 2004 Athens Olympics gold medalist and 2005 world champion told the Jakarta Globe on Monday in an interview at his home in South Jakarta.
“As we all know, Indonesian badminton is going through a rough season. I grew up with badminton and live from it. I think it is time for me to dedicate myself to a better Indonesia.”
Designed by M. Ridwan Kamil of Urbane Indonesia, an architecture consulting company in Bandung, West Java, Taufik Hidayat Arena is scheduled to be an asymmetric building with eight badminton courts and two futsal courts. Construction is scheduled to begin in March or April.
Read completely through theJakartaGlobe.com link -- http://thejakartaglobe.com/badminton...an-ever/352375
01-13-2010, 11:59 AM #207
I wish I could be taught be Taufik!!! Hope his stadium becomes a huge success in the future
01-13-2010, 01:07 PM #208
Im sure his Arena will be a success! Good thing he has some good investors that support his dream.
01-13-2010, 02:36 PM #209
In comparison, if one has been to Arcadia Badminton Club in USA, Taufik's sports complex is about twice as large!!! (71,000+ sq. ft).
Or if one has been to GGBC2 gym in Emeryville, Taufik's complex is about 5x the size.
Anyway, congrats to Taufik and hope the new facility will produce a Taufik Jr., in the future..
01-30-2010, 07:34 PM #210
If anyone or INA-based BCers know ..
..if you guys know of a Taufik Hidayat training center/camp, another BCer is inquiring abt it. Please reply here or in this thread link below. thanks:
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02-03-2010, 04:05 PM #211
am watching th vs peter gade
th beat peter gade 3 times in 2009
02-03-2010, 04:19 PM #212
02-03-2010, 04:27 PM #213
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02-17-2010, 09:26 PM #215
I heard from my Indonesian friend that Taufik will be participating in Thomas Cup and currently training with PBSI untill Thomas Cup ... Is it true?
02-18-2010, 11:17 AM #216
i do hope to see Taufik do well this year! hopefully a SS!!
02-18-2010, 11:30 AM #217
yes, we all like to see these players: th, pg, lcw & ld in ae10..
02-18-2010, 01:02 PM #218
02-19-2010, 02:46 PM #219
On wikipedia it says Taufik was never world's number...Is this true???
02-19-2010, 03:17 PM #220
I thought he was was the youngest ever to be ranked #1 in Men's Single. Going into the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, he was ranked #1. I could be wrong, but I thought he was only 18 when he was ranked #1.
Of course he didn't won the gold that year. Four years later, Lin Dan Ranked #1 lost in the first round at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
After that, they said that there might be a cursed on who ever is ranked #1 going into the Olympic Games. However Lin Dan broke that cursed when he won gold at the 2008 Olympics.
Last edited by bad_fanatic; 02-19-2010 at 03:26 PM.
02-19-2010, 04:35 PM #221
that tafuik fella was never ranked as no.1.the highest he got was no.2 in 2000(maybe no.3before the olympics).when he reached the ae final,he was outside of top10 in ranking.any big diehard taufik fan in heah should be able to confirm.
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