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Olympic hero Hidayat to bow out

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Indonesia's former Olympic and world champion Taufik Hidayat will this week bring down the curtain on a colourful career which made him one of badminton's biggest stars and an icon in his home country. 

Athens Olympic gold medallist Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia follows his return shot against compatriot Simon Santoso at the Japan Open on September 21, 2012. Hidayat will this week bring down the curtain on a colourful career which made him one of badminton's biggest stars and an icon in his home country.

The 31-year-old will receive a rapturous and emotional send-off at the Indonesia Open in Jakarta, a tournament he has won six times with his distinctive, languid style which makes the fast-paced sport seem effortless.

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