Born on 10th August 1981 in West Java, Taufik Hidayat is a former badminton player from Indonesia who has won the Indonesian Open six times in between 1999-2006 (except 2005). He is much-publicised for his smooth footwork, drop shots, deceiving net play and forehand jump smash that made him capable to dominate the opponent on the court.
Gold medal at the Olympic Games of 2004, held in Athens
Gold and silver medal at the World Championships of 2005 and 2010 held in Anaheim and Paris, respectively
Three gold medals earned at the Asian Championships of 2000, 2004 and 2007, held in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, respectively
Three gold medals earned at the Asian Games of 1998, 2002 and 2006, held in Doha, Busan and Bangkok, respectively
Gold medals earned at the Southeast Asian Games of 1999 and 2007, held in Brunei and Thailand
Two gold and a silver medal earned at the Thomas Cup competition of the year 2000, 2002 and 2010, respectively
Born on 10th August 1977, in Rosario, LucianaPaulaAymar is a retired field hockey player who has credited numerous medals for Argentina at various international sports stages with the national team and is prominent as "LaMaga" and "TheMaradonaofFieldHockey". She is considered as one of the best female field hockey players of all time.
Her major achievements:
Bagged silver medal at the SummerOlympics of 2000 (Sydney) and 2012 (London) and bronze medal at the SummerOlympics of 2004 (Athens) and 2008 (Beijing)
Won the Women's Hockey World Cup of 2002 and 2010, held in Perth and Rosario, respectively and bronze medal in 2006 and 2014 that convened in Madrid and TheHague, respectively
Was part of the winning team of the HockeyChampionsTrophy, held in 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014. She was chosen as the Playerof the Tournament in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Earned threegold medals at the PanAmericanGames, held in 1999, 2003 and 2007, and a silver medal in 2011
She was also chosen as the flag bearer for Argentina at the 2012SummerOlympics