Hidayat to retire after Indonesia Open

Jun 08, 2013, 03:36 IST | AFP

Former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat confirmed yesterday that he would retire after next week's Indonesia Open Super Series tournament, but was tight-lipped about his plans for the future.

One of Indonesia’s best-known sportsmen will bring the curtain down on a brilliant and sometimes controversial career during which he won the Olympic gold in Athens in 2004 and was also crowned world champion.

Taufik Hidayat
Taufik Hidayat

“I will remain focused on helping develop badminton, but the details are still secret,” he told AFP.

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