Razif Sidek

Datuk Razif Sidek KMN AMN BSD (born 29 May 1962) is a former badminton player from Malaysia and coach.[1]

Razif Sidek
Personal information
Nickname(s)Ajib
Birth nameMohamad Razif bin Mohd Sidek
Country Malaysia
Born (1962-05-29) 29 May 1962 (age 58)
Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Years active1980-1994
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Career title(s)32
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Malaysia
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Men's doubles
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1987 Beijing Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Jakarta Men's doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1990 Bandung/Jakarta Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1991 Macau Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1988 Bangkok Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Jakarta Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Jakarta Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
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
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1990 Beijing Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Beijing Men's doubles
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1982 Brisbane Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1990 Auckland Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Brisbane Men's singles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1985 Bangkok Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1991 Manila Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1981 Manila Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1981 Manila Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1983 Singapore Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1985 Bangkok Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1991 Manila Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Manila Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Singapore Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Bangkok Mixed doubles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1985 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1985 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Shanghai Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Shanghai Men's doubles
BWF profile

Personal lifeEdit

He is the second eldest of the famous five Sidek brothers. Razif and his siblings gained exposure about badminton sport from their father, Haji Mohd Sidek. Under the guidance of his father, Razif and the rest of his siblings were trained to be champions. Razif Sidek is the alumnus of Victoria Institution (batch 1975-1979).[2]

He married former model, Khalidah Khalid and blessed with five children.[3] His youngest children, Mohd Fazriq are also active in badminton.[4] He became a grandfather in December 2018.[5]

CareerEdit

His regular partner is his younger brother, Jalani. Razif won a gold medal for Malaysia at the 1982 Commonwealth Games doubles with Ong Beng Teong.[6] 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.[9] 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.[10]

During his career with Jalani, 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 served as Malaysian national head coach from 1994 until 1996.[11] Razif guided Cheah Soon Kit-Yap Kim Hock to Malaysia’s first-ever Olympic silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's doubles

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

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

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

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Jalani Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
15–10, 5–15, 7–15   Bronze
1984 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Jalani Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
9–15, 1–15   Bronze
1985 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Jalani Sidek   Hariamanto Kartono
  Liem Swie King
14–17, 11–15   Bronze
1987 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Jalani Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
6–15, 12–15   Bronze
1988 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand   Jalani Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
Walkover   Silver
1990 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Jalani Sidek   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
14–17, 15–8, 15–7   Gold
1991 Macau Forum, Macau   Jalani 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   Jalani 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   Jalani Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
5–15, 15–8, 2–15   Silver
1992 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Jalani Sidek   Huang Zhanzhong
  Zheng Yumin
15–4, 15–6   Gold
1994 Shanghai Gymnasium, Shanghai, China   Jalani 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   Jalani Sidek   Rudy Heryanto
  Hariamanto Kartono
12–15, 6–15   Silver
1985 Bangkok, Thailand   Jalani Sidek   Hariamanto Kartono
  Liem Swie King
6–15, 15–11, 15–5   Gold
1989 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Jalani Sidek   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
11–15, 12–15   Silver
1991 Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines   Jalani Sidek   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
11–15, 6–15   Silver

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1982 Edmonton, Brisbane, Australia   Keith Priestman 15–8, 15–2   Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1982 Edmonton, Brisbane, Australia   Ong Beng Teong   Martin Dew
  Nick Yates
15–10, 17–15   Gold
1990 Auckland Badminton Hall, Auckland, New Zealand   Jalani 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   Jalani Sidek   Mark Freitag
  Bob MacDougall
15–3, 15–4   Winner
1984 Malaysia Open   Jalani Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Lee Deuk-choon
6–15, 15–12, 10–15   Runner-up
1984 Canada Open   Jalani Sidek   Billy Gilliland
  Dan Travers
15–11, 15–9   Winner
1985 Denmark Open   Jalani Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
14–17, 8–15   Runner-up
1985 Malaysia Open   Jalani Sidek   Martin Dew
  Dipak Tailor
18–16, 12–15, 15–3   Winner
1986 Chinese Taipei Open   Jalani Sidek   Kim Chung-soo
  Lee Deuk-choon
15–4, 15–5   Winner
1986 Japan Open   Jalani Sidek   Bobby Ertanto
  Rudy Heryanto
15–11, 15–2   Winner
1986 All England Open   Jalani Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
2–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1986 Malaysia Open   Jalani Sidek   Bobby Ertanto
  Rudy Heryanto
15–10, 11–15, 15–10   Winner
1986 Indonesia Open   Jalani Sidek   Hariamanto Kartono
  Liem Swie King
3–15, 15–12, 12–15   Runner-up
1986 World Grand Prix Finals   Jalani Sidek   Eddy Hartono
  Hadibowo Susanto
10–15, 15–5, 18–13   Winner
1987 Malaysia Open   Jalani Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
Walkover   Winner
1987 English Masters   Jalani Sidek   Shuji Matsuno
  Shinji Matsuura
15–11, 15–9   Winner
1987 Denmark Open   Jalani Sidek   Jan-Eric Antonsson
  Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–11, 15–7   Winner
1988 All England Open   Jalani Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
6–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1988 French Open   Jalani Sidek   Park Joo-bong
  Sung Han-kuk
8–15, 15–12, 12–15   Runner-up
1988 Indonesia Open   Jalani Sidek   Chen Hongyong
  Chen Kang
16–18, 15–5, 15–2   Winner
1988 Hong Kong Open   Jalani Sidek   Sawei Chanseorasmee
  Sakrapee Thongsari
15–5, 17–14   Winner
1988 English Masters   Jalani Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
11–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1988 Denmark Open   Jalani Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
6–15, 15–8, 4–15   Runner-up
1988 Malaysia Open   Jalani Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
12–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1988 World Grand Prix Finals   Jalani Sidek   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
10–15, 15–6, 15–8   Winner
1989 Chinese Taipei Open   Jalani Sidek   Jan-Eric Antonsson
  Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–3, 15–2   Winner
1989 Malaysia Open   Jalani Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
12–15, 15–10, 7–15   Runner-up
1989 China Open   Jalani Sidek   Huang Zhanzhong
  Zheng Yumin
9–15, 17–14, 15–12   Winner
1989 Hong Kong Open   Jalani Sidek   Chen Yu
  He Xiangyang
15–12, 15–6   Winner
1989 Denmark Open   Jalani Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
10–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1989 Indonesia Open   Jalani Sidek   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
9–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1989 World Grand Prix Finals   Jalani Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–9, 15–5   Winner
1990 Swedish Open   Jalani Sidek   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
7–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1990 French Open   Jalani Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
3–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1990 Malaysia Open   Jalani Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
4–15, 15–13, 4–15   Runner-up
1990 Indonesia Open   Jalani Sidek   Thomas Indracahya
  Reony Mainaky
15–4, 15–5   Winner
1991 Chinese Taipei Open   Jalani Sidek   Cheah Soon Kit
  Soo Beng Kiang
15–7, 15–5   Winner
1991 Japan Open   Jalani Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
4–15, retired   Runner-up
1991 Malaysia Open   Jalani Sidek   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
8–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1991 Canada Open   Jalani Sidek   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
15–11, 15–12   Winner
1991 US Open   Jalani Sidek   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
18–13, 13–15, 15–3   Winner
1991 World Grand Prix Finals   Jalani Sidek   Huang Zhanzhong
  Zheng Yumin
15–10, 12–15, 18–15   Winner
1992 China Open   Jalani 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   Jalani Sidek   Martin Dew
  Mike Tredgett
15–8, 12–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1989 Singapore Open   Jalani Sidek   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
15–12, 15–8   Winner
1990 Australia Open   Jalani Sidek   Hengky Irawan
  Ardy Wiranata
15–8, 18–15   Winner

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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