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All Time Badminton Favourite Player…

October 11, 2008

Hi Guys..

Badminton has evolved thru the years from the racquets used, the points system and the style of play. Through out the years and changes, I’ve seen many players play the game and I’ve always had a favourite player who I looked up to or who I admire..

Rashid Sidek

Rashid Sidek

During my younger days.. hmmmm well when i was 12 🙂 My favourite player was Malaysia’s singles Rashid Sidek. I’m not too sure if anyone of you heard of him.. Anyhow, he’s Misbun Sidek’s brother who was Malaysia’s hope in Mens Singles Badminton in the early 90’s. I knoww it’s weird to have him as my favourite but I used to like his style of play. He favourite shots were the deceptive chops and net plays during his time.. One of my favourite games was when he beat Zhao Jian Hua and Ardy Wiranata in the Thomas Cup Finals rounds of 1992 for Malaysia to win the cup.. It was one of my best moments as a Malaysian fan and the whole country was celebrating that victory and the best part was we got a holiday after andddd the player received RM 1 Million in land.. That was the last time we won the Thomas Cup check out the video..

Park Joo Bong

Park Joo Bong

My favourite doubles players are Park Joo Bong and Kim-Moon Soo from South Korea. By far to me one of the most successful doubles badminton players of all time. The pair is known for being one of the smartest doubles pairs of all time. They are known to have good reflexes, good anticipation, speed and intelligence during a game. It lead them to 9 All England Doubles titles, 5 World Championships and 1 Olympic Gold. Reason I like them is that they could adapt to any style of play and secondly they change their style of play to their advantage during the game.

So tell me who are your badminton favourite players of all time? Looking forward to hear from you all and lets see who are the top all time favourites..

4 Comments leave one →
  1. emily permalink
    November 21, 2008 3:08 am

    my favorite are the indon doubles pari – rexy & ricky. they were very fast and i liked their style of playing.

    my fav singles player is that dude who had a killer jumping smash… heryanto something i think.


  2. ces permalink
    November 26, 2008 6:09 pm

    mine has to be taufik hidayat 🙂

  3. DHANI permalink
    March 24, 2009 6:01 pm

    just stupid if someone said rashid sidek is great badminton player.

  4. Eric permalink
    June 19, 2009 8:15 pm

    Singles: Zhao Jian Hua’s net & drop shots, Lin Dan’s speed, Taufik’s backhand, Morten Frost’s baseline strokes. Smash favorites include Yang Yang and Lim Swee King. I like Lin Dan’s and Peter Gade’s playing style.

    Doubles: Park Joo Bong’s defence, Fu Hai Feng’s smash

    For Women’s, I remember the 2 greats: Li Lingwei and Han Aiping.

    I didn’t include any M’sian player’s name as none has been that dominant so far. But I know that our top players have either followed after Foo Kok Keong’s never-say-die attitude and/or after Misbun Sidek’s more relaxed but tricky style.

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