Taufik Hidayat, Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Peter Gade and Lee Yong Dae stand as true legends among the world’s badminton players, with a wealth of illustrious accomplishments to their names.
But they didn’t get there alone – throughout their journey they had the tireless support of people who believed in them and the sport of badminton. Now, the Legends want to give back.
To globalize the sport of badminton by promoting it in nations where the sport is less well known.
Indonesian star, Taufik Hidayat, is infamous in his style and badminton career achieving six Indonesian Open titles from 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006. Known to hold the record of the fastest backhand smash, Hidayat has graced the courts with his speed and power, earning him gold medals at the Busan and Doha Asian Olympics.
Since retirement from playing competitively, Hidayat has built and set up his own badminton training centre – the Taufik Hidayat Arena – in Jakarta. His efforts and passion to leave a long-lasting legacy to the sport makes him a worthy Yonex Legend.