Muhammad Hafiz Hashim

Muhammad Hafiz Hashim AMN (born 13 September 1982) is a former Malaysian badminton player whose biggest success is having won the 2003 All England Open Badminton Championships.[1] He is currently the Malaysia national junior under-15 singles coach.[2]

Muhammad Hafiz Hashim
Personal information
Birth nameMuhammad Hafiz bin Hashim
Country Malaysia
Born (1982-09-13) 13 September 1982 (age 38)
Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Years active2000-2012
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking5
BWF profile

Personal lifeEdit

He studied at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sultan Ismail before transferring to Kuala Lumpur. Then, he transferred back to Kelantan and studied in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pintu Geng before he transferred to Sultan Ismail College.[3]

He achieved worldwide fame when he won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2003. He is one of the most successful Malay badminton players aside from the Sidek brothers. Hafiz was among others also coached by Misbun Sidek, the eldest of the Sidek brothers and a former national singles coach.

Hafiz is known for his cool approach on the court regardless of whomever he's playing against. He is the younger brother of Roslin Hashim, a former world No.1.[4]

AchievementsEdit

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2005 PhilSports Arena, Pasig City, Philippines   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 11–15, 1–15   Bronze

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2002 Bolton Arena, Manchester, England   Lee Tsuen Seng 7–3, 7–1, 3–7, 7–8, 7–4   Gold

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2003 All England Open   Chen Hong 17–14, 15–10   Winner
2003 Dutch Open   Lee Hyun-il 15–5, 8–15, 6–15   Runner-up
2005 German Open   Lin Dan 8–15, 8–15   Runner-up
2005 Swiss Open   Peter Gade 17–14, 15–10   Winner
2005 Thailand Open   Kenneth Jonassen 15–13, 15–13   Winner
2005 Dutch Open   Shoji Sato 15–4, 15–12   Winner
2005 Denmark Open   Lee Chong Wei 14–17, 8–15   Runner-up
2006 Philippines Open   Roslin Hashim 21–19, 21–7   Winner
2009 India Open   Taufik Hidayat 19–21, 19–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

HonourEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Youngster ends nation's 37-year All-England wait - Other Sports | The Star Online". Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  2. ^ Peter, Fabian (21 May 2020). "BAM unveil new junior coaching structure | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Interview with Hafiz Hashim". Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Other Sport: Brotherly love takes a backseat for Roslin | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".

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