Marcus Gideon Biography: Marcus Gideon is an Indonesian Badminton player, who rose to fame after winning 7 super series titles in 2017 and 9 World tour titles in 2018. He along with Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo were honoured with BWF Best male players of the year for 2 consecutive years in 2017 and 2018. Marcus Gideon is often referred to as a minion for his short height.
Marcus Fernaldi Gideon was born on May 9, 1991, and as a child, he grew up watching his father coach the youngsters and the age of just 9 he fell in love with the sports. By the age of 13, he started playing the sport professionally.
Under his father mentorship, he pursued his professional career winning various tournaments in singles, but soon shifted his to doubles in 2011. The move clicked for him as he won his maiden doubles title in the Singapore International series. Since then there was no looking back for the badminton player.
Marcus Gideon is a son of former national level badminton player Kurniahu. He tried to imitate his father during childhood and as the time passed he fell in love with the sport and went on to become one of the greats. He married Agnes Amelinda, a general practitioner by profession on 14th April 2018 and was blessed with a son on 29th January 2019. The son was named Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Jr.
Gideon started his professional career at the age of 13 after he started practising professionally and even received the scholarship in Singapore. He won his first-ever international men’s singles at the Victorian International a Future Series event.
In the year 2011, he partnered with Agripina Prima Rahmanto and won the 2011 Singapore and 2012 Iran International tournaments. He won his first-ever super series title at the 2013 French Open with Kido, a year later he won his second doubles title at the 2014 Indonesia Masters.
In 2015, he won the gold medal in the men’s team event and silver in men’s double event at the South Asian Games. In 2016, he won the super series title in men doubles in India and Australia. He has already won gold in men doubles at the Asian games 2018 and is not eying the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
- He along with Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo were named BWF Best male players of the year in 2017 and 2018.
- He was awarded Athlete of the year in 2018
- He along with Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo were named Favorite male duo in 2018.
- He won gold in men doubles at Asian games 2018.
- He won silver in men doubles at Asian championship 2019
- He won silver in men doubles at South Asian games 2015
- He won the Japan Open Super 750 ( men doubles) in 2017 2018 and 2019
- He won the Indonesia Open Super 1000 ( men doubles ) in 2018 and 2019
- He won the Indonesia masters Super 500 (men doubles) in 2018 and 2019
- He won the Malaysian masters Super 500 (men doubles) in 2019
- He won Hong Kong Open Super 500 (men doubles) in 2017 and 2018
- He won Fuzhou China Open Super 750 (men doubles) in 2018
- He won the French Open Super 750 (men doubles) in 2013 and 2018
- He won the Denmark Open Super 750 (men doubles)in 2018
- He won All England Open super series Super 1000 (men doubles) in 2018
- He won the India Open Super 500 (men doubles) in 2018
BWF Super Series
- He won the super series final (men doubles) in 2016
- He won the Hong Kong Open in 2017
- He won the China Open (men doubles ) in 2017 and 2018
- He won the Japan Open (men doubles) in 2017
- He won the Malaysia Open ( men doubles ) in 2017
- He won the India Open ( men doubles) in 2016 and 2017
- He won All England Open ( men doubles) in 2017
- He won the French Open ( men doubles ) in 2013
BWF Grand Prix
- He won the Malaysian Masters (Men doubles) in 2016
- He won the Chinese Taipei masters (men doubles) in 2015
- He won the Indonesian masters ( men doubles) in 2014
BWF International challenges
- He won Iran Fajr (men doubles) in 2012
- He won the Singapore International ( men doubles) in 2013
In 2018, the shuttler was seen exchanging heated words with the umpire after him along with Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo suffered a shocking defeat in a group B in the Thomas Cup finals at Impact Arena.
The controversy erupted when his service was faulted three times in the game. The umpire kept faulting and that affected the Gideon game and he lost the game. He called the decision unfair.
Height- In feet 5 feet 6 inches, In cm. 168 cm.
Weight- 70 kg/ 154 lbs.
Eye colour- Black
Hair colour- Black
- First Name- Marcus
- Last Name- Gideon
- Profession- Badminton Player
- Age-27 years
- Birth Sign- Taurus
- Date of Birth- May 9, 1991
- Place of Birth- Jakarta, Indonesia
- Birth City- Jakarta
- Country- Indonesia
- Father- Not Known
- Mother- Not Known
- Sibling- Not Known
- Husband/Wife- Not Known
- Children- (if have) Not Known
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The estimated net worth of Marcus Gideon is aggregated to $100K-$1M (Approx.) as in 2019.