Jalani Sidek

Datuk Jalani Sidek KMN AMN BSD (born 10 November 1963) is a former badminton player from Malaysia and coach.[1][2]

Jalani Sidek
Personal information
Nickname(s)Alan
Birth nameMohd Jalani bin Mohd Sidek
Country Malaysia
Born (1963-11-10) 10 November 1963 (age 57)
Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10.9 st)
Years active1980-1994
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Career title(s)31
BWF profile

Personal lifeEdit

He is the third eldest of the five Sidek brothers. Jalani and his siblings gained exposure about badminton sport from their father, Haji Mohd Sidek. Under the guidance of his father, Jalani and the rest of his siblings were trained to be champions. Jalani Sidek is the alumnus of Victoria Institution (batch 1976-1980).[3]

Jalani marries Malaysian film producer, Raja Azmi on 23 December 1984 and blessed with three children, Puteri Suraya (born 1985), Puteri Suhaida (born 1989) dan Megat Deli (born 1994).[4] The couple filed a divorce and parted ways on 27 June 2012.[5] He married second time with Zaleha Khalid in November 2013.[6]

CareerEdit

His regular partner is his elder brother, Razif. They made the nation sit up and take notice when they won the All England Championships in 1982 after beating the Scottish pair, Billy Gilliland and Dan Travers.

The Sidek brothers won almost every title on offer during their playing career, including the World Grand Prix, World Cup, SEA Games, Commonwealth Games and Asian Championships. They introduced the infamous “S” Service, which caused a deceptively erratic shuttle movement, which confounded their opponents and officials alike. The service caused much uproar and was eventually banned by the International Badminton Federation (IBF).[7]

He was also a member of the Malaysian squad that won the Thomas Cup for the first time in 25 years, in a 3-2 victory over Indonesia at the National Stadium in 1992.[8] He created history by becoming the first Malaysian athlete to win an Olympic Games medal in Barcelona 1992. They won a bronze medal for Malaysia after reaching the semi-finals in the men's doubles category where they lost to the Korean pair, Park Joo-bong and Kim Moon-Soo.[9]

During his career with Razif, they become one of the best four doubles pair in the world (Park Joo-bong/Kim Moon-soo, Rudy Gunawan/Eddy Hartono and Tian Bingyi/Li Yongbo) from the 1980s until the early 1990s.

CoachingEdit

After he retired, he and his brothers established a badminton club to find talented new players, called Nusa Mahsuri, which he has been an advisor to since 1996.[10] He was also responsible in grooming players like Ong Ewe Hock, Yong Hock Kin, Pang Chen and the Hashim brothers, Roslin and Hafiz to become world-class badminton players.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Pavelló de la Mar Bella, Barcelona, Spain   Razif Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
11–15, 13–15   Bronze

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1980 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia   Misbun Sidek   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
9–15, 10–15   Bronze
1987 Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
2–15, 15–8, 9–15   Silver
1989 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
10–15, 9–15   Bronze

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
Walkover   Silver
1990 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Razif Sidek   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
14–17, 15–8, 15–7   Gold
1991 Macau Forum, Macau   Razif Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
15–18, 15–11, 15–2   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
5–15, 15–18   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Razif Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
5–15, 15–8, 2–15   Silver
1992 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Razif Sidek   Huang Zhanzhong
  Zheng Yumin
15–4, 15–6   Gold
1994 Shanghai Gymnasium, Shanghai, China   Razif Sidek   Chen Hongyong
  Chen Kang
8–15, 10–15   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1981 Manila, Philippines   Razif Sidek   Rudy Heryanto
  Hariamanto Kartono
12–15, 6–15   Silver
1985 Bangkok, Thailand   Razif Sidek   Hariamanto Kartono
  Liem Swie King
6–15, 15–11, 15–5   Gold
1989 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Razif Sidek   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
11–15, 12–15   Silver
1991 Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines   Razif Sidek   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
11–15, 6–15   Silver

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Auckland Badminton Hall, Auckland, New Zealand   Razif Sidek   Cheah Soon Kit
  Rashid Sidek
15–8, 15–8   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since from 1983 to 2006.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Canada Open   Razif Sidek   Mark Freitag
  Bob MacDougall
15–3, 15–4   Winner
1984 Malaysia Open   Razif Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Lee Deuk-choon
6–15, 15–12, 10–15   Runner-up
1984 Canada Open   Razif Sidek   Billy Gilliland
  Dan Travers
15–11, 15–9   Winner
1985 Denmark Open   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
14–17, 8–15   Runner-up
1985 Malaysia Open   Razif Sidek   Martin Dew
  Dipak Tailor
18–16, 12–15, 15–3   Winner
1986 Chinese Taipei Open   Razif Sidek   Kim Chung-soo
  Lee Deuk-choon
15–4, 15–5   Winner
1986 Japan Open   Razif Sidek   Bobby Ertanto
  Rudy Heryanto
15–11, 15–2   Winner
1986 All England Open   Razif Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
2–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1986 Malaysia Open   Razif Sidek   Bobby Ertanto
  Rudy Heryanto
15–10, 11–15, 15–10   Winner
1986 Indonesia Open   Razif Sidek   Hariamanto Kartono
  Liem Swie King
3–15, 15–12, 12–15   Runner-up
1986 World Grand Prix Finals   Razif Sidek   Eddy Hartono
  Hadibowo Susanto
10–15, 15–5, 18–13   Winner
1987 Malaysia Open   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
Walkover   Winner
1987 English Masters   Razif Sidek   Shuji Matsuno
  Shinji Matsuura
15–11, 15–9   Winner
1987 Denmark Open   Razif Sidek   Jan-Eric Antonsson
  Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–11, 15–7   Winner
1988 All England Open   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
6–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1988 French Open   Razif Sidek   Park Joo-bong
  Sung Han-kuk
8–15, 15–12, 12–15   Runner-up
1988 Indonesia Open   Razif Sidek   Chen Hongyong
  Chen Kang
16–18, 15–5, 15–2   Winner
1988 Hong Kong Open   Razif Sidek   Sawei Chanseorasmee
  Sakrapee Thongsari
15–5, 17–14   Winner
1988 English Masters   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
11–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1988 Denmark Open   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
6–15, 15–8, 4–15   Runner-up
1988 Malaysia Open   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
12–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1988 World Grand Prix Finals   Razif Sidek   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
10–15, 15–6, 15–8   Winner
1989 Chinese Taipei Open   Razif Sidek   Jan-Eric Antonsson
  Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–3, 15–2   Winner
1989 Malaysia Open   Razif Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
12–15, 15–10, 7–15   Runner-up
1989 China Open   Razif Sidek   Huang Zhanzhong
  Zheng Yumin
9–15, 17–14, 15–12   Winner
1989 Hong Kong Open   Razif Sidek   Chen Yu
  He Xiangyang
15–12, 15–6   Winner
1989 Denmark Open   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
10–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1989 Indonesia Open   Razif Sidek   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
9–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1989 World Grand Prix Finals   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–9, 15–5   Winner
1990 Swedish Open   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
7–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1990 French Open   Razif Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
3–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1990 Malaysia Open   Razif Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
4–15, 15–13, 4–15   Runner-up
1990 Indonesia Open   Razif Sidek   Thomas Indracahya
  Reony Mainaky
15–4, 15–5   Winner
1991 Chinese Taipei Open   Razif Sidek   Cheah Soon Kit
  Soo Beng Kiang
15–7, 15–5   Winner
1991 Japan Open   Razif Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
4–15, retired   Runner-up
1991 Malaysia Open   Razif Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
8–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1991 Canada Open   Razif Sidek   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
15–11, 15–12   Winner
1991 US Open   Razif Sidek   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
18–13, 13–15, 15–3   Winner
1991 World Grand Prix Finals   Razif Sidek   Huang Zhanzhong
  Zheng Yumin
15–10, 12–15, 18–15   Winner
1992 China Open   Razif Sidek   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
15–17, 11–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 German Open   Razif Sidek   Martin Dew
  Mike Tredgett
15–8, 12–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1989 Singapore Open   Razif Sidek   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
15–12, 15–8   Winner
1990 Australia Open   Razif Sidek   Hengky Irawan
  Ardy Wiranata
15–8, 18–15   Winner

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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