|Birth name||Abdul Rashid bin Mohd Sidek|
|Born||6 July 1968|
Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)|
|Highest ranking||1 (1997)|
Datuk Abdul Rashid bin Mohd Sidek(born 6 July 1968) is a Malaysian former badminton player and coach.
He is the youngest of the famous five Sidek brothers. Rashid and his siblings gained exposure to badminton from their father, Mohd Sidek, who was a former player himself turned coach. Under the guidance of their father, Rashid and the rest of his siblings were trained to be champions from an early age. Additionally, Rashid was also an alumnus of Victoria Institution from the 1980–1986 batch.
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.
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. He later began to make way for new generation players like Wong Choong Hann, Yong Hock Kin and Roslin Hashim.
He retired from that sport for good in 2000, when he was only 32 years old, to pave way for younger and new generation players.
Upon his retirement, Rashid was appointed as national coach by the Badminton Association of Malaysia from 2003 until 2015. 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. 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.
|1996||GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, United States||Hariyanto Arbi||5–15, 15–11, 15–6|
|1993||Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi, India||Joko Suprianto||9–15, 3–15|
|1990||Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China||Zhao Jianhua||2–15, 5–15|
|1991||Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Foo Kok Keong||4–15, 15–11, 15–2|
|1992||Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Foo Kok Keong||15–9, 15–3|
|1991||Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia||Bambang Suprianto||15–10, 15–11|
|1996||Olympic Gymnasium No. 2, Seoul, South Korea||Luo Yigang||18–14, 15–5|
|1989||Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Eddy Kurniawan||10–15, 7–15|
|1991||Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines||Joko Suprianto||10–15, 9–15|
|1995||Gymnasium 3, 700th Anniversary Sport Complex, Chiang Mai, Thailand||Ardy Wiranata||11–15, 10–15|
|1990||Auckland Badminton Hall, Auckland, New Zealand||Foo Kok Keong||15–8, 15–10|
|1994||McKinnon Gym, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada||Ong Ewe Hock||15–6, 15–4|
|1990||Auckland Badminton Hall, Auckland, New Zealand||Cheah Soon Kit|| Razif Sidek
The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.
|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|
|1988||Thailand Open||Razif Sidek|| Li Yongbo
|1995||Brunei Open||Jeffer Rosobin||15–9, 15–3||Winner|
|2002||Cinta 200 Ela||Yazid|
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