Born: August 10,1981, Indonesia Bandung,West Java,Indonesia Height: 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Weight: 65 kg (140 lb; 10.2 st) Country: Indonesia Handedness: Right
Taufik Hidayat was born at August 10, 1981 in Bandung, West Java. He is an Indonesian badminton player. He is a former world champion and a former Olympic champion in men's singles. He has also won the Indonesian Open six timesWhen he was young, he joined the SGS Club, a badminton club in Bandung, where he trained under Iie Sumirat. Hidayat's main qualities are his backhand (as he is perhaps most famous for his backhand smash, revered for its unusually high generation of power) forehand jump smash, drop shot (reverse slice in particular), smooth footwork and deceiving net play.