Rexy Mainaky
Personal information
Nickname(s)Eky
Birth nameRexy Ronald Mainaky
Country Indonesia
Born (1968-03-09) 9 March 1968 (age 53)
Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Highest ranking1
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Men's doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1995 Lausanne Men's Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Glasgow Men's Doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1993 New Delhi Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1995 Jakarta Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1997 Yogyakarta Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1992 Guangzhou Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1996 Jakarta Men's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 1991 Copenhagen Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1995 Lausanne Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Glasgow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Copenhagen Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Jakarta Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1996 Hong Kong Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1998 Hong Kong Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hiroshima Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hiroshima Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Men's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2000 Jakarta Men's doubles
Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Beijing Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1991 Jakarta Men's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1993 Singapore Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1995 Chiang Mai Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1997 Jakarta Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Manila Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1991 Manila Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Singapore Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1995 Chiang Mai Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1997 Jakarta Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Manila Men's doubles

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 October 2021, he was appointed as the new deputy coaching director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia.[1]

Career

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.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Men's doubles

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

World Championships

Men's doubles

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

World Cup

Men's doubles

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

Asian Games

Men's doubles

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

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Tony Gunawan Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
15–8, 15–9
Gold

Asian Cup

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15–8, 15–7
Gold
1991 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
16-17, 5-15
Silver

Southeast Asian Games

Men's doubles

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

Mixed doubles

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

IBF World Grand Prix (27 titles, 9 runners-up)

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 Indonesia Ricky Subagja South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
8–15, 15–9, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Indonesia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
15–12, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Indonesia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
15–5, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Denmark Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
15–11, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Singapore Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
5–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Vietnam Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Malaysia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
17–15, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Japan Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15–11, 7–15, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 World Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
15–4, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 China Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
12–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 All England Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
15–6, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Korea Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
15–5, 17–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Japan Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15–8, 12–15, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Singapore Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15–7, 18–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 All England Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15–12, 15–18, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Japan Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15–8, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Korea Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
15–6, 11–15, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 World Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15–10, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15–12, 14–17, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Indonesia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
10–15, 15–4, 18–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Singapore Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
15–6, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Malaysia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Thailand Sakrapee Thongsari
Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
15–5, 18–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 All England Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
12–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Swedish Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–11, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 World Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15–11, 10–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 German Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
14–17, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Indonesia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Richard Mainaky
15–13 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Malaysia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15–7, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Swedish Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–12, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 World Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15–11, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Thailand Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
15–9, 12–15, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
15–13, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 China Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
17–15, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Indonesia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
12–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 U.S. Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
13–18, 15–13, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Canadian Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
11–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  IBF Grand Prix tournament
  IBF Grand Prix Finals tournament

IBF International (1 runners-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 French Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
16–18, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Post-playing career

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.[2] 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] In 2017, Mainaky left his position at Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) to join Thailand Badminton Association (BAT). In 2018, Mainaky led the Thai women's team reached the Uber Cup final for the first time in their history.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Rexy dilantik timbalan pengarah kejurulatihan BAM" (in Malay). Berita Harian. 25 October 2021. Retrieved 29 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Archives | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  3. ^ "Indonesian Badminton Legend Rexy Mainaky Takes Thailand to World Stage". Jakarta Globe. Retrieved 2020-10-13.

Sources

Olympic Games Preceded byHendrik Simangunsong Flagbearer for  Indonesia 2000 Sydney Succeeded byChristian Hadinata