Muhammad Hafiz Hashim

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This is a Malay name; the name Hashim is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Hafiz.
Muhammad Hafiz Hashim
Personal information
Birth name Muhammad Hafiz bin Hashim
Country Malaysia
Born (1982-09-13) 13 September 1982 (age 34)
Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Years active 2000-2012
Handedness Right
Event Men's singles
BWF profile

Muhammad Hafiz Hashim (born 13 September 1982 in Kota Bharu, Kelantan) is a former Malaysian professional badminton player whose biggest success is having won the 2003 All England Open Badminton Championships.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He studied at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sultan Ismail before transferring to Kuala Lumpur. Then, he transferred back to Kelantan and studied in Sultan Ismail College.[2]

He achieved worldwide fame when he won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2003. He is one of the most successful Malay badminton players aside from the Sidek brothers. Hafiz was among others also coached by Misbun Sidek, the eldest of the Sidek brothers and a former national singles coach.

Hafiz is known for his cool approach on the court regardless of whomever he's playing against. He is the younger brother of Roslin Hashim, a former world No.1.

Achievements[edit]

Titles (5)[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
2003 All England China Chen Hong 17-14, 15-10
2005 Swiss Open Denmark Peter Gade 17-14, 15-10
2005 Dutch Open Japan Shoji Sato 15-4, 15-12
2005 Thailand Open Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 15-13, 15-13
2006 Philippines Open Malaysia Roslin Hashim 21-19, 21-7

Runners-up (4)[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
2003 Dutch Open South Korea Lee Hyun Il 15-5, 8-15, 6-15
2005 German Open China Lin Dan 8-15, 8-15
2005 Denmark Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 14-17, 8-15
2009 India Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 19-21, 19-21

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