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INTRODUCTION
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ NAME : TAUFIK HIDAYAT NICKNAME : TAUFIK PLACE & DATE OF BIRTH : BANDUNG,AUGUST 10th 1981 ADDRESS : JI.DAMAI RAYA,CIPAYUNG EAST JAKARTA HEIGHT/WEIGHT :1,76 m/64 Kg RELIGION : MUSLIM NAME : TAUFIK HIDAYAT HOBBY : TRAVELLING AND PLAYING FOOTBALL COUNTRY : INDONESIA COACH : MULYO HANDOYO PLAYS : MEN·S SINGLES

pErsonaL liFe..
‡ Hidayat is married to Ami Gumelar, the daughter of Agum Gumelar, who was KONI's former President, former PSSI's President and former minister of the Indonesian government. ‡ They married on 4 February 2006 and have a daughter, born in August 2007. The name of Hidayat's parents are Abu Harmee (his father) and Enak (his mother). Generally people call him Taufik.

CAREER
Badminton Player for Indonesia. Indonesian Open Champion (1999,2000,2002,2003,2004 and 2006) Medali Emas Olimpiade Anthena 2004

ACHIEVEMENT 
InVOLvEMeNt«
Brunei Open 1998. Semifinal Asia Championship 1998. Semifinal Indonesia Open 1998. All England final 1999. Semifinal Sudirman Cup group. Sea Games individual and group.

aLso« 
He is a former world champion current Olympic champion the men¶s single.  He also won the Indonesian Open 6 times (1999,2000,2002,2003,2004 and 2006)  2 times won badminton men¶s singles Asian Games (2002 and 2006)  1 time won men¶s single Badminton World Championship (2005)  1 time won men¶s single Badminton Summer Olympics (2004)  2 times won Thomas Cup with Indonesian Badminton National Team (2000 and 2002)

tHeN..    

3 times won men s singles Badminton Asia Championship (2000,2004 and 2007) 2 times won men s singles Singapore Open (2001 and 2005) 1 time won men s singles Malaysia Open (2000) Lastly,won the Brunei open at the age of 16.

iNtervIEw wIth TAUFIK« 
    What makes you interested in badminton? Badminton is more artistic than soccer which is my hobby. Who is your coach? Mulyono and Joko Supriyanto. As a future player,what burden did the coach give you? Nothing,only the achievement must rise. What is your game type? Attack and Defend. What is your chance for Thomas Cup and Olympic? It·s too far Thomas Cup but the opportunity is big enough and for the Olympic,I·m really preparing it cause I am in the team. Your world rank? 3rd,after Sun Jun and Peter Gade. 

The good from ............... playing badminton? 

The good is,if we have already succeeded. Who has been giving spirit every get match?  My own family. Which country do you like to have a match?  Europe,Denmark because the field are good and have a high prestige. Have you ever been disturbed with the audience screaming?  Yes,I have to concentrate,just think there is nothing happened. How do you have to know the opponent¶s weakness?  We can know if we have played.

The most painful loss? ««.  Sudirman Cup. Have you ever got bored with in your dormitory life?  Yes I have.But if I have already got refreshing,everything will be fine. The first time you joined the Pelatnas?  In 1996. The way to keep your stamina?  Eating and regular rest. The criteria to joint the Pelatnas?  From National Championship and National Training Center (Pelatnas) selection.

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What are the burdens for Indonesian Badminton? Decrease in regeneration especially in the women¶s group. Your biggest obsession? Joining the Olympic team. How about your education? Now I am a student at Tarumanegara University How much important is the Olympic for you? It is very important,because that is the top of career. What is the meaning of success for you? It means a lot for me because that is my goal.

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The player who is good to be a friend?  From Malaysia and Denmark. The advice which is given by the coach?  We must have a good concentration. The most solid opponent for this time?  Sun Jun,China. Your hope for Badminton?  I hope I can carry Indonesian name to the International World.

CONCLUSION 

Taufik Hidayat is the best badminton player in Indonesia and he got many medals for that. Taufik Hidayat plans to build the Taufik Hidayat Arena,a 6600 square meter sports complex in Kelapa Dua,Ciracas,East Jakarta. 

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