Muhammad Hafiz Hashim
Personal information
Birth nameMuhammad Hafiz bin Hashim
Country Malaysia
Born (1982-09-13) 13 September 1982 (age 39)
Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Years active2000-2012
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking5
BWF profile

Muhammad Hafiz Hashim AMN (born 13 September 1982) is a former Malaysian badminton player whose biggest success is having won the 2003 All England Open Badminton Championships.[1] He is currently the Malaysia national junior under-15 singles coach.[2]

Personal life

He studied at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sultan Ismail before transferring to Kuala Lumpur. Then, he transferred back to Kelantan and studied in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pintu Geng before he transferred to Sultan Ismail College.[3]

He achieved worldwide fame when he won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2003. He is one of the most successful Malay badminton players aside from the Sidek brothers. Hafiz was among others also coached by Misbun Sidek, the eldest of the Sidek brothers and a former national singles coach.

Hafiz is known for his cool approach on the court regardless of whomever he's playing against. He is the younger brother of Roslin Hashim, a former world No.1.[4]

Achievements

Southeast Asian Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2005 PhilSports Arena, Pasig, Philippines Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 11–15, 1–15
Bronze

Commonwealth Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2002 Bolton Arena, Manchester, England Malaysia Lee Tsuen Seng 7–3, 7–1, 3–7, 7–8, 7–4
Gold

BWF Grand Prix

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2003 All England Open China Chen Hong 17–14, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Dutch Open South Korea Lee Hyun-il 15–5, 8–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 German Open China Lin Dan 8–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Swiss Open Denmark Peter Gade 17–14, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Thailand Open Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 15–13, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Dutch Open Japan Shoji Sato 15–4, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Denmark Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 14–17, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Philippines Open Malaysia Roslin Hashim 21–19, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 India Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 18–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

Honour

References

  1. ^ "Youngster ends nation's 37-year All-England wait - Other Sports | The Star Online". Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  2. ^ Peter, Fabian (21 May 2020). "BAM unveil new junior coaching structure | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Interview with Hafiz Hashim". Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Other Sport: Brotherly love takes a backseat for Roslin | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".