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Rexy Ronald Mainaky (born 9 March 1968) is a former men's doubles badminton world champion from Indonesia who is often simply known as Rexy. He won the men's doubles Olympic gold medal in 1996 with Ricky Subagja. As of January 2017, he was selected as the new head coach of the Thailand national team.

Rexy Mainaky
Personal information
Nickname(s)Eky
Birth nameRexy Ronald Mainaky
Country Indonesia
Born (1968-03-09) 9 March 1968 (age 51)
Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Highest ranking1

Contents

CareerEdit

During the 1990s Mainaky and fellow countryman Ricky Subagja formed the most internationally successful team of the decade. Both noted for their quickness and power, Mainaky and Subagja won over thirty international titles together, including all of badminton's major championships at least once. They captured Olympic gold at Atlanta in 1996, the then biennial IBF World Championships in 1995 at Lausanne, Switzerland, and the venerable All-England Championships back to back in 1995 and 1996. A partial listing of their victories includes the China (1992), Indonesia (1993, 1994, 1998, 1999), Malaysia (1993, 1994, 1997), Korea (1995, 1996), and Denmark (1998) Opens; the World Badminton Grand Prix (1992, 1994, 1996), the Badminton World Cup (1993, 1995, 1997), and the quadrennial Asian Games (1994, 1998).

Mainaky and Subagja were bronze medalists at the 1997 IBF World Championships in Glasgow. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals at both the 1992 and 2000 Olympics. Mainaky won the 2000 Asian Badminton Championships with another Indonesian doubles maestro, Tony Gunawan. He was a member of consecutive world champion Indonesian Thomas Cup (men's international) teams in 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000.

He is currently the head coach of the Thailand Badminton National team.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, United States   Ricky Subagja   Yap Kim Hock
  Cheah Soon Kit
5–15, 15–13, 15–12   Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland   Ricky Subagja   Yap Kim Hock
  Cheah Soon Kit
9–15, 15–2, 12–15   Bronze
1995 Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland   Ricky Subagja   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
15–5, 15–2   Gold

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia   Ricky Subagja   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–1, 10–15, 15–3   Gold
1996 Jakarta, Indonesia   Sigit Budiarto   Antonius Ariantho
  Denny Kantono
8–15, 2–15   Silver
1995 Jakarta, Indonesia   Ricky Subagja   Sakrapee Thongsari
  Pramote Teerawiwatana
15–4, 15–9   Gold
1993 New Delhi, India   Ricky Subagja   Chen Kang
  Chen Hongyong
15–7, 12–15, 15–9   Gold
1992 Guangzhou, China   Ricky Subagja   Cheah Soon Kit
  Soo Beng Kiang
10–15, 11–15   Silver

Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2, Bangkok, Thailand   Ricky Subagja   Pramote Teerawiwatana
  Siripong Siripool
15–5, 15–10   Gold
1994 Tsuru Memorial Gymnasium, Hiroshima, Japan   Ricky Subagja   Cheah Soon Kit
  Soo Beng Kiang
15–10, 15–2   Gold

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Jakarta, Indonesia   Tony Gunawan   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
15–8, 15–9   Gold
1991 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Ricky Subagja   Chen Kang
  Chen Hongyong
11–15, 15–12, 14–17   Bronze

Asian CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Beijing, China   Ricky Subagja   Cheah Soon Kit
  Soo Beng Kiang
15–8, 15–7   Gold

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Asia-Africa hall, Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Ricky Subagja   Sigit Budiarto
  Candra Wijaya
4–15, 17–14, 11–15   Silver
1995 Gymnasium 3, 700th Anniversary Sport Complex,
Chiang Mai, Thailand
  Ricky Subagja   Yap Kim Hock
  Cheah Soon Kit
13–15, 9–15   Silver
1993 Singapore Badminton Hall,
Singapore
  Ricky Subagja   Cheah Soon Kit
  Soo Beng Kiang
7–15, 15–11, 7–15   Silver
1991 Manila, Philippines   Ricky Subagja   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
6–15, 15–12, 6–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Manila, Philippines   Erma Sulistianingsih   Ricky Subagja
  Rosiana Tendean
6–15, 13–15   Silver

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

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

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Korea Open   Ricky Subagja   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
8–15, 15–9, 4–15   Runner-up
1999 Indonesia Open   Ricky Subagja   Tony Gunawan
  Candra Wijaya
15–12, 15–8   Winner
1998 Indonesia Open   Ricky Subagja   Flandy Limpele
  Eng Hian
15–5, 15–4   Winner
1998 Denmark Open   Ricky Subagja   Flandy Limpele
  Eng Hian
15–11, 15–6   Winner
1998 Singapore Open   Ricky Subagja   Sigit Budiarto
  Candra Wijaya
5–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1997 Vietnam Open   Ricky Subagja   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–5   Winner
1997 Malaysia Open   Ricky Subagja   Antonius Ariantho
  Denny Kantono
17–15, 15–12   Winner
1997 Japan Open   Ricky Subagja   Antonius Ariantho
  Denny Kantono
15–11, 7–15, 15–7   Winner
1996 Grand Prix Finals   Ricky Subagja   Yap Kim Hock
  Cheah Soon Kit
15–4, 15–9   Winner
1996 China Open   Ricky Subagja   Sigit Budiarto
  Candra Wijaya
12–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1996 All England Open   Ricky Subagja   Yap Kim Hock
  Cheah Soon Kit
15–6, 15–5   Winner
1996 Korea Open   Ricky Subagja   Yap Kim Hock
  Cheah Soon Kit
15–5, 17–14   Winner
1996 Japan Open   Ricky Subagja   Rudy Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
15–8, 12–15, 15–12   Winner
1995 Singapore Open   Ricky Subagja   Antonius Ariantho
  Denny Kantono
15–7, 18–16   Winner
1995 All England Open   Ricky Subagja   Antonius Ariantho
  Denny Kantono
15–12, 15–18, 15–8   Winner
1995 Japan Open   Ricky Subagja   Rudy Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
15–8, 15–9   Winner
1995 Korea Open   Ricky Subagja   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
15–6, 11–15, 15–7   Winner
1994 Grand Prix Finals   Ricky Subagja   Rudy Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
15–10, 15–7   Winner
1994 Hong Kong Open   Ricky Subagja   Rudy Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
15–12, 14–17, 15–7   Winner
1994 Indonesia Open   Ricky Subagja   Rudy Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
10–15, 15–4, 18–17   Winner
1994 Singapore Open   Ricky Subagja   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
15–6, 15–8   Winner
1994 Malaysia Open   Ricky Subagja   Sakrapee Thongsari
  Pramote Teerawiwatana
15–5, 18–16   Winner
1994 All England Open   Ricky Subagja   Rudy Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
12–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1994 Swedish Open   Ricky Subagja   Peter Axelsson
  Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–11, 15–12   Winner
1993 Grand Prix Finals   Ricky Subagja   Rudy Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
15–11, 10–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1993 German Open   Ricky Subagja   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
14–17, 12–15   Runner-up
1993 Indonesia Open   Ricky Subagja   Eddy Hartono
  Richard Mainaky
15–13 15–10   Winner
1993 Malaysia Open   Ricky Subagja   Cheah Soon Kit
  Soo Beng Kiang
15–7, 15–5   Winner
1993 Swedish Open   Ricky Subagja   Peter Axelsson
  Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–12, 15–10   Winner
1992 Grand Prix Finals   Ricky Subagja   Cheah Soon Kit
  Soo Beng Kiang
15–11, 15–6   Winner
1992 Thailand Open   Ricky Subagja   Huang Zhanzhong
  Zheng Yumin
15–9, 12–15, 15–11   Winner
1992 Hong Kong Open   Ricky Subagja   Huang Zhanzhong
  Zheng Yumin
15–13, 15–10   Winner
1992 China Open   Ricky Subagja   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
17–15, 15–11   Winner
1992 Indonesia Open   Ricky Subagja   Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
12–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1991 U.S. Open   Ricky Subagja   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
13–18, 15–13, 3–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 French Open   Ricky Subagja   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
16–18, 12–15   Runner-up
1991 Canadian Open   Ricky Subagja   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
11–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1991 Polish International   Ricky Subagja   Rudy Gunawan
  Dicky Purwotjugiono
15–12, 15–1   Winner

Post-playing careerEdit

Mainaky is known amongst his peers and colleagues, and the game's fans, as one of the greatest doubles player of all time,[citation needed] alongside players such as Park Joo Bong, Kim Dong Moon, Tony Gunawan, Christian Hadinata, Tjun Tjun and Finn Kobbero. He is regarded[by whom?] as one of the best coaches in the world, alongside former player Park Joo Bong of Korea (currently head coach of Japanese badminton squad). He is noted for his charity work through badminton, by playing in exhibitions across Asia and Europe post-competitive career.[citation needed] He was the coach to English badminton mixed doubles' pair Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson and successfully brought them winning the 2004 Summer Olympic silver medal, 2005 All England Open Badminton Championships and 2006 IBF World Championships titles.

Mainaky became a coach after his playing career. He coached the Malaysian National Team's Doubles department and his biggest success was bringing up Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong. He guided the pair to an Asian Games Gold Medal in Doha 2006.[1] However, there was rumours about a fall out between Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong with Rexy as the pair requested for a change of coaches. Subsequently, he left the Badminton Association of Malaysia in 2012 after seven years and joined the Philippines Badminton Association as Head Coach. After about a year he left the Philippines Badminton Association and returned to his homeland Indonesia. He became Indonesia's high performance director and was basically the head of the Indonesia Badminton Team. He is currently still serving as the High performance director for Indonesia.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archives | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-03-09.

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