Taufik to retire after Indonesia Open 2013

Taufik Hidayat has made known Thursday in Tokyo that he will be retiring during his home Djarum Indonesia Open in June 2013. “”After the (London) Olympics, I decided to play 10 more tournaments and this is the first one. I will retire after the Indonesian Open next year,” he told AFP in Tokyo.

The wonder-boy will probably go with all the honours he deserves as the first and only Indonesian athlete to have won back-to-back the Olympic gold medal and the World Championships. This also means that he will not participate in the 2013 BWF World Championships in Guangzhou, China, scheduled for July 2013.

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