Rashid Sidek

Abdul Rashid bin Mohd Sidek PMW KMN PPN BSD (born 8 July 1968) is a Malaysian former badminton player and coach.

Rashid Sidek
Personal information
Nickname(s)Adul
Birth nameAbdul Rashid bin Mohd Sidek
Country Malaysia
Born (1968-07-08) 8 July 1968 (age 53)
Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Years active1986–2000
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking1 (1997)
Medal record
Representing  Malaysia
Men's badminton
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Men's singles
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1993 New Delhi Men's singles
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Team
Silver medal – second place 1988 Kuala Lumpur Team
Silver medal – second place 1990 Tokyo Team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Jakarta Team
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Jakarta Team
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1990 Auckland Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1994 Victoria Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1990 Auckland Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1994 Victoria Mixed team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1990 Beijing Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Beijing Men's singles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Shanghai Men's team
Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 1991 Jakarta Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1996 Seoul Men's singles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1991 Manila Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1987 Jakarta Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1995 Chiang Mai Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Manila Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Chiang Mai Men's singles
BWF profile

Personal lifeEdit

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.[1]

CareerEdit

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.[2]

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.

In 1997, Rashid reached the top of the world ranking.[3] He began to make room for players like Wong Choong Hann, Yong Hock Kin and Roslin Hashim to rise up, and retired in 2000.

CoachingEdit

Upon his retirement, Rashid was appointed as national coach by the Badminton Association of Malaysia from 2003 until 2015.[4] 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.[5] Currently, he acts as the advisor for the club which he has set up with his brother, Jalani.

He also became national para-badminton coach, serving as Cheah Liek Hou's coach who won the first ever gold medal in para-badminton at 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo.[6]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1996 GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, United States   Hariyanto Arbi 5–15, 15–11, 15–6   Bronze

World CupEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1993 Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi, India   Joko Suprianto 9–15, 3–15   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Zhao Jianhua 2–15, 5–15   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
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

Asian CupEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
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

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
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

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
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

Men's doubles

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

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

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

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
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

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 Thailand Open   Razif Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
3–15, 5–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1995 Brunei Open   Jeffer Rosobin 15–9, 15–3   Winner

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role
2002 Cinta 200 Ela Yazid
2021 Olympic Dream

HonoursEdit

Honours of MalaysiaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "New Straits Times - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.my. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Biodata Rashid Sidek". nusa-mahsuri.com. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Badminton: Rashid sever ties with BAM | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Lebih 50 pemain berguru dengan anak-anak Sidek". Malaysiakini (in Malay). 25 May 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  6. ^ "From bronze-winning Olympian to gold-standard coach". NST. Archived from the original on 5 September 2021. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  7. ^ a b c "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
  8. ^ "Seramai 335 terima darjah kebesaran sempena Hari Wilayah". Berita Harian (in Malay). 1 February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Rashid, Soon Kit dapat gelaran Datuk". Berita Harian (in Malay). 1 February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.