Sports Features 15 Jun 2021
The Indonesian Olympic Committee has sent its deepest condolences to the family of Beijing 2008 Games gold medalist Markis Kido, who passed away on Monday evening at the age of 36.
President Raja Sapta Oktohari said Indonesia lost one of its finest athletes and offered condolences to his family.
"Markis Kido was one of Indonesia's badminton greats. He had given his best on the court for Indonesia and won Beijing 2008 Games gold medal in badminton men's doubles event, the 2010 Asian Games gold medal, Asian Championships and World Championships title. I would also like to offer my deepest condolences to his family. He will be remembered dearly in our hearts. Rest easy, Champ," Okto said.
Kido was playing badminton with fellow former athletes in Tangerang, Banten, on Monday evening. He lost consciousness during the game and fell to the ground. He was rushed to Omni Hospital Alam Sutera, but he died en route to the hospital.
Kido and Hendra Setiawan dominated the men's double in the early 2000s. They won the first continental title in 2005, followed by the world title two years later. In 2008, Kido and Hendra won the Olympic gold medal by beating home-favorite Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng. A year later, they won their second world title and added the 2010 Asian Games gold medal to their tally.
His siblings, Bona Septano and Pia Zebadiah, were also members of the Indonesian badminton national team. Kido is survived by his wife Richasari Pawestri and two daughters.