HASHIM Muhd Hafiz < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA Malaysia   
Gender Men
Born 13 Sep 1982 in Kota Bharu, MAS
Height1.88 m
Weight 74 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? His family encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team Nusa Mahsuri: Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Name of coach Misbun Sidek
Coach from which country? Malaysia
Coach from what year? 2003
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2002
Competing for Malaysia
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Switzerland
General Interest
Hobbies Shopping. (NOCM, 02 Nov 2003)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the All England Open in 2003. This win made him the first Malaysian player in 37 years to win the singles title, he also became the first unseeded player to win in 15 years. (Rediff 16 Feb 2003, NOCM, 02 Nov 2003)
Most influential person in career His coach, Misbun Sidek. (NOCM, 02 Nov 2003)
Hero / Idol Misbun Sidek. (NOCM, 02 Nov 2003)
Injuries He suffered a knee injury in 2005 and in 2007 he suffered a leg injury that kept him off the court for eight weeks. (bam.org.my, 16 Jun 2005, famemas.org.my, 23 Mar 2007)
Famous relatives His brother, Roslin, is also a badminton player. (The Star, 23 Mar 2002)
Ambitions To become Olympic champion. (NOCM, 02 Nov 2003)
Other information SHOCK WIN
He shocked top-seed Chen Hong when he was unseeded to win the All-England Championship, becoming one of the most surprising winners of the event in its 104-year history (Telegraph, 17 Feb 2003)

CREATING HISTORY
When he played his brother Roslin in the second round of the 2003 World Championships in Birmingham, it was the first time two brothers played against each other in a World Championships match. Roslin won the contest 15-11, 15-8. "I know I gave 100 per cent but I felt that Hafiz just did not play his usual game," said Roslin. "I'm not accusing him of throwing the match but maybe, the pressure and tension got to him." (Dawn, 31 Jul 2003, NSTP, 31 Jul 2003)

OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY
He has been a scholarship holder with the Olympic Solidarity program since November 2002. (IOC 25 Jun 2003)