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Tariq Farooq
Pakistani and Austrian professional badminton player and coach

Tariq Farooq

Tariq Farooq
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Intro Pakistani and Austrian professional badminton player and coach
Is Athlete Badminton player Sports coach Badminton coach
From Austria Pakistan
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 5 December 1954, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Age 67 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Education
University of the Punjab
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Biography

Tariq Farooq (born 12 May 1954 in Faisalabad, Pakistan) is a Pakistani and Austrian professional badminton player and coach. He was trained and coached by his father, Mohammad Farooq.

Before taking on the sports career, Tariq Farooq studied Botany, Chemistry and English. In 1975, he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Punjab, in Pakistan.

Soon after that, he joined the National Bank of Pakistan and won 6 times the Team National Championships.

After winning regional, junior, provincial and all Pakistani university titles, in 1981, he also obtained the men's doubles gold medal in the National Badminton Championship in Pakistan.

Tariq Farooq represented the Pakistani National Badminton Team starting 1973 until 1982.

In 1982, he immigrated to Austria and represented the Austrian National Badminton Team during 1983-1995. Altogether, he won 6 national titles and the Europe cup.

Career

Starting with 1973 up until 1995, Tariq Farooq participated in various Badminton events, including Thomas Cup, Sudirman Cup, Plum d'Or Cup, World Championships, European Championships and International Open Championships in many different countries almost all over the world.

Farooq celebrated his first international success in 1977 when he won the men's singles in the Portugal International.

Later on in his career, he also won the men's singles in the Malta International tournament in 1984.

In the same season, Farooq manages to win a second gold medal in the Belgian International.

In 1984 as well, he qualifies for the IBF World Championships in Calgary.

In 1987 Farooq becomes at 33 of age the Austrian state champion. The men's singles title in the Austrian National Championships was his first victory after settling in Austria.

At the European Senior Championships he won the silver medal in 1995, 1997, as well as in 1999, right after the danish badminton player Claus Andersen. In 2003, Farooq finally took home the gold medal of the World Senior Championships in the men's singles 45+ category.

Awards

As a result of his achievements and contributions to the badminton sport in Austria, the Austrian Badminton Federation and the city of Linz honoured Tariq Farooq during his career with several Gold awards.

In 2000, Tariq also received the Meritorious Service Award from the International Badminton Federation (now Badminton World Federation) and the Gold Award from the Upper Austrian Badminton Federation.

Achievements

Season Event Category Outcome
1977 Portugal International Men's singles 1
1982 Portugal International Men's singles 2
1982 Swiss International Men's singles 3
1982 Hungarian International Men's singles 2
1983 Austrian International Men's singles 2
1983 Polish Open Men's doubles 3
1983/1984 French Open Men's singles 2
1984 Malta International Men's singles 1
1984 Belgian International Men's singles 1
1985 Chechoslovakia International Men's singles 3
1985 Plume d’Or Team 1
1986 Chechoslovakia International Men's singles 3
1986 Plume d’Or Team 1
1986 Austrian National Badminton Championships Men's singles 3
1987 Austrian National Badminton Championships Men's singles 1
1987 Hungarian International Men's singles 3
1987/1988 Austrian National Badminton Championships Team 1
1988 Hungarian International Men's singles 2
1988 Austrian National Badminton Championships Men's singles 3
1988 Austrian National Badminton Championships Men's doubles 2
1988/1989 Austrian National Badminton Championships Team 1
1989 Austrian National Badminton Championships Men's singles 3
1989 Austrian National Badminton Championships Men's doubles 3
1989 Czechoslovakian International Men's singles 3
1989 Malta International Men's singles 3
1989 Malta International Men's doubles 3
1989/1990 Austrian National Badminton Championships Team 1
1990 Chechoslovakia International Men's singles 3
1990 Austrian National Badminton Championships Men's singles 2
1990 Austrian National Badminton Championships Men's doubles 3
1990/1991 Austrian National Badminton Championships Team 1
1991 Spanish International Men's singles 3
1991 Iran Fajr International Men's singles 3
1991/1992 Austrian National Badminton Championships Team 1
1992 Europe Cup Team 1
1992/1993 Austrian National Badminton Championships Team 1
1995 World Corporate Games Men's singles 1
1995 European Senior Championships 40+ Men's singles 2
1995/1996 Austrian National Badminton Championships Team 3
1996/1997 Austrian National Badminton Championships Team 2
1997 European Senior Championships 40+ Men's singles 2
1997 Austrian National Badminton Championships Men's singles 3
1997 Austrian National Badminton Championships Men's doubles 3
1998 World Masters Games 40+ Men's singles 1
1999 European Senior Championships 40+ Men's singles 2
1999/2000 Austrian National Badminton Championships Team 2
2000 Austrian National Badminton Championships Men's doubles 3
2001 European Senior Championships 45+ Men's singles 1
2002 European Senior Championships 45+ Men's singles 3
2002 World Masters Games 45+ Men's singles 1
2003 World Senior Championships 45+ Men's singles 1
2004 European Senior Championships 45+ Men's singles 3
2008 European Senior Championships 50+ Men's singles 2
2008/2009 Austrian National Badminton Championships Team 3
2010 European Senior Championships 55+ Men's singles 2
2011 World Senior Championships 55+ Men's singles 3
2013 World Senior Championships 55+ Mixed doubles 3
2014 European Senior Championships 55+ Men's doubles 3
2015 World Senior Championships 60+ Men's doubles 3
2016 European Senior Championships 60+ Men's singles 2
2016 European Senior Championships 60+ Men's doubles 2
2017 World Senior Championships 60+ Men's doubles 2

Coaching

After finishing his Bachelor Studies, Tariq Farooq decided to orient himself more towards coaching and studied Physical Education at the University of the Punjab, in Pakistan. During 1981-1982, he finalized his general and badminton coaching education.

Soon after settling in Austria in 1982, Tariq started coaching the Austrian National Team up until 1986.

To improve his knowledge of badminton coaching, he attended the International Badminton Federations World Coaching Conferences in 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997 and 1999.

Tariq also attended European coaching seminars in 1984, 1986 and 1988.

Starting May 2005 until September 2006, Tariq was National Badminton Coach in Pakistan.

Starting 25th of February 2006 until 7th of March 2006, he was nominated by the International Badminton Federation as Chief Instructor to conduct the International Olympic committee solidarity coaches clinic in Lahore, Pakistan.

In 2007, Tariq also conducted coaching education clinics in Turkey.

He coached provincial federations players in many badminton clubs in Austria. Between 2007 and 2013 he was coaching national players of the BSC70 club in Linz, Austria, while during 2012-2015 he was also coaching national players of the Badminton Union St. Peter/AU club in Austria.

Tariq Farooq's achievements and contributions led to his election as honorary Sport Chief, National Team Manager and Chief Selector for the Austrian Badminton Federation.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 16 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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