Rexy Mainaky

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Rexy Mainaky
Personal information
Nickname(s) Eky
Birth name Rexy Ronald Mainaky
Country  Indonesia
Born (1968-03-09) March 9, 1968 (age 47)
Ternate
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's doubles
Highest ranking 1

Rexy Ronald Mainaky (born March 9, 1968 in Ternate) is a former men's doubles badminton world champion from Indonesia who is often simply known as Rexy. He won the men doubles Olympic gold medal in 1996 with Ricky Subagja.

Career[edit]

Olympic medal record
Men's Badminton
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1995 Lausanne Men's Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Glasgow Men's Doubles
Badminton World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1993 New Delhi Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1995 Jakarta Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1997 Yogyakarta Men's Doubles
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Jakarta Team
Gold medal – first place 1996 Hong Kong Team
Gold medal – first place 1998 Hong Kong Team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Malaysia Team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Malaysia Team

During the 1990s Mainaky and fellow countryman Ricky Subagja formed the most internationally successful team of the decade. Both noted for their quickness and power, Mainaky and Subagja won over thirty international titles together, including all of badminton's major championships at least once. They captured Olympic gold at Atlanta in 1996, the then biennial IBF World Championships in 1995 at Lausanne, Switzerland, and the venerable All-England Championships back to back in 1995 and 1996. A partial listing of their victories includes the China (1992), Indonesia (1993, 1994, 1998, 1999), Malaysia (1993, 1994, 1997), Korea (1995, 1996), and Denmark (1998) Opens; the World Badminton Grand Prix (1992, 1994, 1996), the Badminton World Cup (1993, 1995, 1997), and the quadrennial Asian Games (1994, 1998).

Mainaky and Subagja were bronze medalists at the 1997 IBF World Championships in Glasgow. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals at both the 1992 and 2000 Olympics. Mainaky won the 2000 Asian Badminton Championships with another Indonesian doubles maestro, Tony Gunawan. He was a member of consecutive world champion Indonesian Thomas Cup (men's international) teams in 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000.

IBF/BWF World Championships Finals[edit]

Year Location Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Scotland Glasgow, Scotland Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
9-15, 15-2, 12-15 Bronze Bronze
1995 Switzerland Lausanne, Switzerland Indonesia Ricky Subagja Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
15-5, 15-2 Gold Gold

Open Tornaments[edit]

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Badminton Asia Championships Indonesia Tony Gunawan Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
15-8, 15-9 Winner
2000 Korea Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
8-15, 15-9, 4-15 Runner-up
1999 Indonesia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Candra Wijaya
Indonesia Tony Gunawan
15–12, 15–8 Winner
1998 Denmark Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
15–11, 15–6 Winner
1998 Indonesia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
15–5, 15–4 Winner
1997 Vietnam Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15-11, 15-5 Winner
1997 Malaysia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
17-15, 15-12 Winner
1997 Japan Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15-11, 7-15, 15-7 Winner
1996 China Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
12-15, 5-15 Runner-up
1996 Japan Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15-8, 12-15, 15-12 Winner
1996 Korea Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
15-5, 17-14 Winner
1996 All England Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
15–6, 15-5 Winner
1995 Japan Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15-8, 15-9 Winner
1995 All England Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15–12, 15–18, 15–8 Winner
1995 Singapore Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15-7, 18-16 Winner
1994 Malaysia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Thailand Sakrapee Thongsari
Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
15-5, 18-16 Winner
1994 Indonesia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
10–15, 15–4, 18–17 Winner
1994 Singapore Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
15-6, 15-8 Winner
1994 All England Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
12-15, 12-15 Runner-up
1994 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15-12, 14-17, 15-7 Winner
1994 Swedish Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15-11, 15-12 Winner
1993 German Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
14-17, 12-15 Runner-up
1993 Swedish Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15-12, 15-10 Winner
1993 Malaysia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15-7, 15-5 Winner
1993 Indonesia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Richard Mainaky
15-13 15-10 Winner
1992 China Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
17-15, 15-11 Winner
1992 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
15-13, 15-10 Winner
1992 Thailand Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
15-9, 12-15, 15-11 Winner
1992 Indonesia Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
12-15, 5-15 Runner-up

Post-playing career[edit]

At present, he is the head coach of Philippines, employed by the Philippine Badminton Association.[1] Prior to this, he was the men's doubles coach of Malaysia, and also has coached for England. Rexy is known amongst his peers and colleagues, and the game's fans, as one of the greatest doubles player of all time, alongside players such as Park Joo Bong, Kim Dong Moon, Tony Gunawan, Christian Hadinata, Tjun Tjun and Finn Kobbero. He is regarded as one of the best coaches in the world, alongside former player Park Joo Bong of Korea (currently head coach of Japanese badminton squad). Rexy's boyish charm and ethic of working hard whilst having as much fun as possible sparks great results wherever he goes. He is a truly unique asset to the world of badminton, and noted for his charity work through badminton, by playing in exhibitions across Asia and Europe post-competitive career.

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Hendrik Simangunsong
Flagbearer for  Indonesia
Sydney 2000
Succeeded by
Krisna Bayu