Liem Swie King
“My family always comes first.”
Liem Swie King’s love for badminton has not diminished even after he retired in 1988. He was a badminton hero who excelled from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s. Known for his legendary jumping smash technique, he will always be remembered as the Indonesian badminton player who won the All England in 1978, 1979 and 1981, and was a bronze medallist in the men’s doubles together with Kartono at the 1985 IBF World Championships in Calgary. Young athletes look up to him for his persistence, consistency and diligence.
“My heart is full of joy whenever I am on the court, be it playing my heart out or (now) mentoring badminton athletes,” he said. Time is the greatest motivation for what he wants to achieve in his life and career, “I set boundaries between work and family. This is the key to always giving 100% of my time to everything I am doing and who I am doing it with.”
Currently, the retired athlete is busy running his own business and is still involved in finding young badminton talents in Indonesia. He also plays tennis twice a week with his friends.
With his busy schedule, Liem Swie King remains a family man, “My family always comes first. I have three grandchildren right now, so I would say that my hands are full,” he said with a smile. Liem Swie King wears Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase King Gold.