For Immediate Release
May 22, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Taufik Hidayat Joins SportsFix as Ambassador For The TOTAL BWF THOMAS & UBER CUP Finals 2018
Former Indonesian Thomas Cup, World and Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat has joined SportsFix as the ambassador for the TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2018.
Taufik, who dominated the badminton scene from 1998 to 2014, is very excited that the fans now have the opportunity to enjoy live matches on their mobile devices via SportsFix on indonesia.sportsfix.tv which is the Official Live Streaming Partner of the TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2018 in Indonesia & Philippines.
The 36-year-old former World #1 knows that there is a lot of excitement and anticipation by the fans for the Indonesian team this year hoping for a successful outing since they lifted the trophy back in 2002 for the last time and coming Runner up at the last event in 2016.
“I was part of the last winning team in 2002 and I believe the fans will be eager to watch the Indonesian team in action this year. We have many strong players. This is why I am very excited to join SportsFix and be able to help bring the Thomas Cup to the Indonesian fans. For the first time, everyone can watch it on their mobile devices across the country,” said Taufik.
“Having Taufik on board as our ambassador for the Thomas Cup reiterates our commitment to bring exciting and relevant LIVE sports to Indonesia starting with Badminton. By allowing fans to watch it on their mobile phones, they will be able to be part of the LIVE action wherever they are throughout the entire tournament. We are confident the Indonesian fans will give their full support to their national team in badminton’s most highly anticipated event,” said SportsFix CEO Carl Kirchhoff.
Taufik was part of the Indonesian team that won the Thomas Cup in 2000 and 2002. The Bandung-born talent won his first ever Olympic Games gold medal in the men’s singles in 2004 and followed up with a gold medal at the World Championships in 2005. As former world #1 , Taufik was the face of Indonesian Badminton for over a decade.
The Indonesian Thomas Cup team this year are made up of men’s doubles and world number one pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Mohammad Ahsan, Hendra Setiawan, Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto. Singles players include Asia Team Championships gold medallist Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Firman Abdul Kholik, Ihsan Maulana Mustofa and 20-year-old rising star Jonatan Christie.
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