|Birth name||Abdul Rashid bin Mohd Sidek|
|Born||8 July 1968|
Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)|
|Highest ranking||1 (1997)|
He is the youngest of the famous five Sidek brothers. Rashid and his siblings gained exposure to badminton from their father, Mohd Sidek. Under the guidance of his father, Rashid and the rest of his siblings were trained to be champions. Rashid Sidek is an alumnus of Victoria Institution of batch 1981–1985.
After completing his Sijil Penilaian Menengah (SPM) exam, he was injected into the Project 1988/90 squad with the aim to regain the Thomas Cup. In the 1990 Thomas Cup, Rashid had a strong tournament but Malaysia lost the finals to China 1–4.
He won the Malaysian Open title for three consecutive years in 1990, 1991, and 1992. As a result, he became known by many as “jaguh kampung” (literally, "local hero"). In the Thomas Cup final in 1992, he beat Ardy Wiranata to give Malaysia the first point in a dramatic 3-2 win over rivals Indonesia - the first championship won by Malaysia in 25 years, and the last to this day.
Rashid's performance declined in the next three years, but he bounced back in 1996, when he won the Asia Cup and German Open, then reached the finals of the All England before losing to Paul-Erik Hoyer Larsen from Denmark. His ranking rose to among the top three in the world. He won the bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, beating the top seed, Joko Suprianto of Indonesia en route to the semi-finals, where he was beaten by Dong Jiong. However, he beat Indonesia's 1995 world champion, Heryanto Arbi, 5-15, 15-11, 15-6 in the third place playoff.
Upon his retirement, Rashid was appointed as national coach by the Badminton Association of Malaysia from 2003 until 2015. He became the instrumental to the success of the new generation badminton players such as Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng. Apart from that, he was a coach in Nusa Mahsuri, the first professional badminton club in Malaysia from 1996 to 2002. Currently, he acts as the advisor for the club which he has set up with his brother, Jalani.
|1996||GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, United States||Hariyanto Arbi||5–15, 15–11, 15–6||Bronze|
|1993||Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi, India||Joko Suprianto||9–15, 3–15||Bronze|
|1990||Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China||Zhao Jianhua||2–15, 5–15||Bronze|
|1991||Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Foo Kok Keong||4–15, 15–11, 15–2||Gold|
|1992||Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Foo Kok Keong||15–9, 15–3||Gold|
|1991||Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia||Bambang Suprianto||15–10, 15–11||Gold|
|1996||Olympic Gymnasium No. 2, Seoul, South Korea||Luo Yigang||18–14, 15–5||Gold|
Southeast Asian GamesEdit
|1989||Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Eddy Kurniawan||10–15, 7–15||Bronze|
|1991||Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines||Joko Suprianto||10–15, 9–15||Bronze|
|1995||Gymnasium 3, 700th Anniversary Sport Complex, Chiang Mai, Thailand||Ardy Wiranata||11–15, 10–15||Bronze|
|1990||Auckland Badminton Hall, Auckland, New Zealand||Foo Kok Keong||15–8, 15–10||Gold|
|1994||University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada||Ong Ewe Hock||15–6, 15–4||Gold|
|1990||Auckland Badminton Hall, Auckland, New Zealand||Cheah Soon Kit|| Razif Sidek
IBF World Grand PrixEdit
The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.
|1990||French Open||Foo Kok Keong||11–15, 13–18||Runner-up|
|1990||Malaysia Open||Foo Kok Keong||18–17, 15–6||Winner|
|1990||World Grand Prix Finals||Eddy Kurniawan||13–18, 15–9, 2–15||Runner-up|
|1991||Malaysia Open||Foo Kok Keong||15–4, 15–5||Winner|
|1992||Malaysia Open||Thomas Stuer Lauridsen||15–5, 15–7||Winner|
|1992||World Grand Prix Finals||Alan Budikusuma||15–9, 5–15, 15–7||Winner|
|1994||Malaysia Open||Joko Suprianto||3–15, 5–15||Runner-up|
|1996||Chinese Taipei Open||Dong Jiong||11–15, 4–15||Runner-up|
|1996||All England Open||Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen||7–15, 6–15||Runner-up|
|1996||German Open||Ong Ewe Hock||15–11, 15–2||Winner|
|1999||Chinese Taipei Open||Fung Permadi||17–16, 6–15, 7–15||Runner-up|
|2000||Korea Open||Peter Gade||11–15, 3–15||Runner-up|
|1988||Thailand Open||Razif Sidek|| Li Yongbo
|1995||Brunei Open||Jeffer Rosobin||15–9, 15–3||Winner|
|2002||Cinta 200 Ela||Yazid|
Honours of MalaysiaEdit
- Malaysia :
- Federal Territory (Malaysia) :
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- "New Straits Times - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.my. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
- "Biodata Rashid Sidek". nusa-mahsuri.com. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
- "Badminton: Rashid sever ties with BAM | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
- "Lebih 50 pemain berguru dengan anak-anak Sidek". Malaysiakini (in Malay). 25 May 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
- "From bronze-winning Olympian to gold-standard coach". NST. Archived from the original on 5 September 2021. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
- "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
- "Seramai 335 terima darjah kebesaran sempena Hari Wilayah". Berita Harian (in Malay). 1 February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
- "Rashid, Soon Kit dapat gelaran Datuk". Berita Harian (in Malay). 1 February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.