Marcus Fernaldi GIDEON
Place of Birth: JAKARTA
Current Residence: JAKARTA
Language(s): English, Indonesian
Q & A
When and where you began playing, and why this sport?
"He began playing badminton at the PB Tangkas club in Jakarta, Indonesia at age nine. His father played badminton and encouraged him to take up the sport. "As a national player, my dad had high expectations of me. I always liked playing badminton as a child. I spent most of my childhood on the badminton court. At the same time I was not that fond of school. My parents eventually gave me the choice to choose between badminton and school. I chose badminton.""
Sporting awards / Honours (so far)?
"He and doubles partner Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo jointly received the 2017 Male Player of the Year award from the Badminton World Federation [BWF]."
"To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo."