Jalani Sidek
Personal information
Nickname(s)Alan
Birth nameMohd Jalani bin Mohd Sidek
CountryMalaysia
Born (1963-11-10) 10 November 1963 (age 58)
Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10.9 st)
Years active1980-1994
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Career title(s)31
Highest ranking1
BWF profile

Datuk Jalani Sidek KMN AMN BSD (born 10 November 1963) is a former badminton player from Malaysia and coach.[1][2]

Personal life

He is the third eldest of the five Sidek brothers. Jalani and his siblings gained exposure about badminton sport from their father, Haji Mohd Sidek. Under the guidance of his father, Jalani and the rest of his siblings were trained to be champions. Jalani Sidek is the alumnus of Victoria Institution (batch 1976-1980).[3]

Jalani marries Malaysian film producer, Raja Azmi on 23 December 1984 and blessed with three children, Puteri Suraya (born 1985), Puteri Suhaida (born 1989) dan Megat Deli (born 1994).[4] The couple filed a divorce and parted ways on 27 June 2012.[5] He married second time with Zaleha Khalid in November 2013.[6]

Career

His regular partner is his elder brother, Razif. 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. 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.[9]

During his career with Razif, 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.

Coaching

After he retired, he and his brothers established a badminton club to find talented new players, called Nusa Mahsuri, which he has been an advisor to since 1996.[10] He was also responsible in grooming players like Ong Ewe Hock, Yong Hock Kin, Pang Chen and the Hashim brothers, Roslin and Hafiz to become world-class badminton players.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Men's doubles

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

World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1980 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Misbun Sidek Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
9–15, 10–15
Bronze
1987 Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
2–15, 15–8, 9–15
Silver
1989 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
10–15, 9–15
Bronze

World Cup

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Razif Sidek South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
15–10, 5–15, 7–15
Bronze
1984 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
9–15, 1–15
Bronze
1985 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Hariamanto Kartono
Indonesia Liem Swie King
14–17, 11–15
Bronze
1987 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
6–15, 12–15
Bronze
1988 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
Walkover
Silver
1990 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Eddy Hartono
14–17, 15–8, 15–7
Gold
1991 Macau Forum, Macau Malaysia Razif Sidek South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
15–18, 15–11, 15–2
Gold

Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
5–15, 15–18
Bronze

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Razif Sidek South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
5–15, 15–8, 2–15
Silver
1992 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Razif Sidek China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
15–4, 15–6
Gold
1994 Shanghai Gymnasium, Shanghai, China Malaysia Razif Sidek China Chen Hongyong
China Chen Kang
8–15, 10–15
Bronze

Southeast Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1981 Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Rudy Heryanto
Indonesia Hariamanto Kartono
12–15, 6–15
Silver
1985 Chulalongkorn University Indoor Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Hariamanto Kartono
Indonesia Liem Swie King
6–15, 15–11, 15–5
Gold
1989 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Eddy Hartono
11–15, 12–15
Silver
1991 Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Eddy Hartono
11–15, 6–15
Silver

Commonwealth Games

Men's doubles

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

IBF World Grand Prix

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 Malaysia Razif Sidek Canada Mark Freitag
Canada Bob MacDougall
15–3, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 Malaysia Open Malaysia Razif Sidek South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Lee Deuk-choon
6–15, 15–12, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1984 Canada Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Scotland Billy Gilliland
Scotland Dan Travers
15–11, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 Denmark Open Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
14–17, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 Malaysia Open Malaysia Razif Sidek England Martin Dew
England Dipak Tailor
18–16, 12–15, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 Chinese Taipei Open Malaysia Razif Sidek South Korea Kim Chung-soo
South Korea Lee Deuk-choon
15–4, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 Japan Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Bobby Ertanto
Indonesia Rudy Heryanto
15–11, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 All England Open Malaysia Razif Sidek South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
2–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 Malaysia Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Bobby Ertanto
Indonesia Rudy Heryanto
15–10, 11–15, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 Indonesia Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Hariamanto Kartono
Indonesia Liem Swie King
3–15, 15–12, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 World Grand Prix Finals Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Hadibowo Susanto
10–15, 15–5, 18–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 Malaysia Open Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
Walkover 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 English Masters Malaysia Razif Sidek Japan Shuji Matsuno
Japan Shinji Matsuura
15–11, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 Denmark Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Sweden Jan-Eric Antonsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–11, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 All England Open Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
6–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 French Open Malaysia Razif Sidek South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Sung Han-kuk
8–15, 15–12, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 Indonesia Open Malaysia Razif Sidek China Chen Hongyong
China Chen Kang
16–18, 15–5, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 English Masters Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
11–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 Denmark Open Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
6–15, 15–8, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 Malaysia Open Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
12–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 World Grand Prix Finals Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Eddy Hartono
10–15, 15–6, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Chinese Taipei Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Sweden Jan-Eric Antonsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–3, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Malaysia Open Malaysia Razif Sidek South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
12–15, 15–10, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 China Open Malaysia Razif Sidek China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
9–15, 17–14, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Hong Kong Open Malaysia Razif Sidek China Chen Yu
China He Xiangyang
15–12, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Denmark Open Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
10–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Indonesia Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Eddy Hartono
9–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 World Grand Prix Finals Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
15–9, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Swedish Open Malaysia Razif Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
7–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 French Open Malaysia Razif Sidek South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
3–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Malaysia Open Malaysia Razif Sidek South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
4–15, 15–13, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Indonesia Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Thomas Indracahya
Indonesia Reony Mainaky
15–4, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Chinese Taipei Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15–7, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Japan Open Malaysia Razif Sidek South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
4–15, retired 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Malaysia Open Malaysia Razif Sidek South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
8–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Canada Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
15–11, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 US Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
18–13, 13–15, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 World Grand Prix Finals Malaysia Razif Sidek China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
15–10, 12–15, 18–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 China Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
15–17, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 German Open Malaysia Razif Sidek England Martin Dew
England Mike Tredgett
15–8, 12–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Singapore Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Eddy Hartono
15–12, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Australia Open Malaysia Razif Sidek Indonesia Hengky Irawan
Indonesia Ardy Wiranata
15–8, 18–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Honours

See also

References

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