BUKIT JALIL: Doubles specialist Markis Kido’s fearless attitude on and off the court is an inspiration to rising Indonesian pair Angga Pratama-Rian Agung Saputra.
Markis has proven that, despite the odds, anything is possible if one puts his heart and mind to achieving success. And Indonesians know what Markis has gone through – battling health problems and also a tiff with the national badminton body – to reach the top.
And Angga and Rian will be drawing inspiration from Markis’ achievements to defy the odds in search of glory in the ongoing Maybank Malaysian Open.
Markis, who partnered Hendra Setiawan to win the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2007 World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, has certainly gone through many ups and downs in his career.
Taipei: Independent men's doubles pair from Malaysia, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah remained on course in the bid to lift their first international title after they advanced to the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix finals on Saturday. Both Hoon/Tan quit the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in February this year, and are currently playing for a private badminton club called Sports Affairs Academy.
Sony Dwi Kuncoro came into the Chinese Taipei GP open rejuvenated. (photo: TaipeiGP)