My aim is to motivate young people to become players like myself and the other Legends.
My thanks to Yonex, together we will promote badminton throughout the world.
Place of Birth: Bandung, Indonesia
Current Residence: Jakarta, Indonesia
Language(s): Bahasa Indonesia, English
International Debut: 1996, Indonesia Open
Professional Since: In 1990
National Team Member: 1996
The legendary Taufik Hidayat is adored by badminton fans around the world.
Taufik’s playing career began with him finishing as runner-up at the 1999 YONEX All England Open Championship aged just 17. He went on to win Olympic Gold in 2004 and World Championship Gold in 2005. His outstanding career includes six Indonesian Open titles.
His legacy to the sport continues with his work in developing talented new players from around the world based at his academy ‘The Taufik Hidayat Arena’ that he built and owns in Indonesia.
Renowned for his unique and original style of play Taufik Hidayat will remain a Legend within the game.