Razif Sidek
Personal information
Nickname(s)Ajib
Birth nameMohamad Razif bin Mohd Sidek
CountryMalaysia
Born (1962-05-29) 29 May 1962 (age 60)
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
Highest ranking1 (1989)
BWF profile

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

Personal life

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 destined to be Malaysia's champions. In addition, Razif Sidek is one of the alumni of Victoria Institution (batch 1974–1980).[2]

He is married to a former model, Khalidah Khalid and the couple is blessed with five children.[3] In addition, his youngest son, Mohd Fazriq is also active in badminton just like his father.[4] He became a grandfather in December 2018, after one of his children became a first-time parent.[5]

Career

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.

Coaching

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.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Men's doubles

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

World Championships

Men's doubles

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

World Cup

Men's doubles

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

Asian Games

Men's doubles

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

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

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

Southeast Asian Games

Men's doubles

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

Commonwealth Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1982 Chandler Sports Hall, Brisbane, Australia Canada Keith Priestman 15–8, 15–2
Bronze
Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1982 Chandler Sports Hall, Brisbane, Australia Malaysia Ong Beng Teong England Martin Dew
England Nick Yates
15–10, 17–15
Gold
Gold
1990 Auckland Badminton Hall, Auckland, New Zealand Malaysia Jalani Sidek Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Rashid Sidek
15–8, 15–8
Gold
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 Jalani Sidek Canada Mark Freitag
Canada Bob MacDougall
15–3, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 Malaysia Open Malaysia Jalani 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 Jalani Sidek Scotland Billy Gilliland
Scotland Dan Travers
15–11, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 Denmark Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
14–17, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 Malaysia Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek England Martin Dew
England Dipak Tailor
18–16, 12–15, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 Chinese Taipei Open Malaysia Jalani 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 Jalani Sidek Indonesia Bobby Ertanto
Indonesia Rudy Heryanto
15–11, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 All England Open Malaysia Jalani 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 Jalani Sidek Indonesia Bobby Ertanto
Indonesia Rudy Heryanto
15–10, 11–15, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 Indonesia Open Malaysia Jalani 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 Jalani Sidek Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Hadibowo Susanto
10–15, 15–5, 18–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 Malaysia Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
Walkover 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 English Masters Malaysia Jalani Sidek Japan Shuji Matsuno
Japan Shinji Matsuura
15–11, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 Denmark Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek Sweden Jan-Eric Antonsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–11, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 All England Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
6–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 French Open Malaysia Jalani 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 Jalani Sidek China Chen Hongyong
China Chen Kang
16–18, 15–5, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 English Masters Malaysia Jalani Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
11–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 Denmark Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
6–15, 15–8, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 Malaysia Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
12–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 World Grand Prix Finals Malaysia Jalani Sidek Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Eddy Hartono
10–15, 15–6, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Chinese Taipei Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek Sweden Jan-Eric Antonsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–3, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Malaysia Open Malaysia Jalani 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 Jalani Sidek China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
9–15, 17–14, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Hong Kong Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek China Chen Yu
China He Xiangyang
15–12, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Denmark Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
10–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Indonesia Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Eddy Hartono
9–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 World Grand Prix Finals Malaysia Jalani Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
15–9, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Swedish Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
7–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 French Open Malaysia Jalani 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 Jalani 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 Jalani Sidek Indonesia Thomas Indracahya
Indonesia Reony Mainaky
15–4, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Chinese Taipei Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15–7, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Japan Open Malaysia Jalani 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 Jalani 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 Jalani Sidek Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
15–11, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 US Open Malaysia Jalani 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 Jalani Sidek China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
15–10, 12–15, 18–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 China Open Malaysia Jalani 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 Jalani Sidek England Martin Dew
England Mike Tredgett
15–8, 12–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Singapore Open Malaysia Jalani Sidek Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Eddy Hartono
15–12, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Australia Open Malaysia Jalani 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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