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 46)
Ternate
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's doubles

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 1996 Atlanta Doubles

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.

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