Jo Novita (born 19 November 1981) is an Indonesian former badminton player. She won gold medals in the women's doubles at the Southeast Asian Games in 2003, and in the team event in 2001 and 2007. She won the World Grand Prix tournament title in Thailand and Philippines Open.[2] Novita also competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2006 Asian Games.[3][4]

Jo Novita
Personal information
CountryIndonesia
Born (1981-11-19) 19 November 1981 (age 40)
Jakarta, Indonesia
ResidenceRichmond, British Columbia, Canada
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Women's doubles
Highest ranking9 with Greysia Polii (2006[1])
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2005 Beijing Mixed team
Uber Cup
Silver medal – second place 2008 Jakarta Women's team
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Manila Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Jakarta Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Hyderabad Women's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2001 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2003 Ho Chi Minh Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Manila Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Ho Chi Minh Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Manila Women's team
Asian Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 1999 Yangon Girls' team

CareerEdit

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she was partnered with partner Lita Nurlita in the women's doubles. They had a bye in the first round and were defeated by Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen of China in the round of 16.[3] She was a partner with Greysia Polii on the Indonesian Uber Cup (women's international) team which finished second to China in the 2008 series. In October 2008, she teamed with Rani Mundiasti in women's doubles to become runner-up at the Denmark Super Series after losing to the Malaysian pair of Chin Eei Hui and Wong Pei Tty in the final.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Novita married her teammates from Tangkas club Ronne Maykel Runtolalu, in Jakarta, 2 August 2009. She later moved to Canada, and joined her husband who had already been a coach at ClearOne badminton centre in Richmond, British Columbia.[6]

AchievementsEdit

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 PhilSports Arena,
Manila, Philippines
  Eny Erlangga   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
5–15, 3–15   Bronze
2003 Tennis Indoor Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Lita Nurlita   Hwang Yu-mi
  Lee Hyo-jung
3–15, 8–15   Bronze
2005 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium,
Hyderabad, India
  Greysia Polii   Kumiko Ogura
  Reiko Shiota
10–15, 4–15   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Tan Binh Sport Center,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  Lita Nurlita   Eny Erlangga
  Liliyana Natsir
15–13, 11–15, 15–7   Gold
2005 PhilSports Arena,
Metro Manila, Philippines
  Greysia Polii   Chin Eei Hui
  Wong Pei Tty
12–15, 15–9, 13–15   Silver
2007 Wongchawalitkul University,
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  Greysia Polii   Vita Marissa
  Liliyana Natsir
15–21, 14–21   Silver

BWF Superseries (1 runner-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[7] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[8] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Denmark Open   Rani Mundiasti   Chin Eei Hui
  Wong Pei Tty
21–23, 12–21   Runner-up
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (3 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017. The World Badminton Grand Prix was sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Thailand Open   Eny Erlangga   Norhasikin Amin
  Wong Pei Tty
7–4, 5–7, 7–0, 7–2   Winner
2004 Chinese Taipei Open   Lita Nurlita   Cheng Wen-hsing
  Chien Yu-chin
4–15, 6–15   Runner-up
2006 Philippines Open   Greysia Polii   Rani Mundiasti
  Endang Nursugianti
21–16, 21–13   Winner
2006 Korea Open   Greysia Polii   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
10–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2008 Chinese Taipei Open   Rani Mundiasti   Cheng Wen-hsing
  Chien Yu-chin
16–21, 17–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Thailand Open   Candra Wijaya   Ronne Maykel Runtolalu
  Eny Widiowati
8–6, 7–1, 8–7   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

Performance timelineEdit

Indonesian teamEdit

  • Junior level
Team event 1999
Asian Junior Championships   Silver
  • Senior level
Team event 2001 2003 2005 2007
Southeast Asian Games   Gold   Bronze   Bronze   Gold
Team event 2008
Uber Cup   Silver
Team event 2005
Sudirman Cup   Silver

Individual competitionsEdit

  • Senior level
Event 2003 2005 2007
Southeast Asian Games   Gold   Silver   Silver
Event 2001 2003 2005
Asian Championships   Bronze   Bronze   Bronze
Tournament BWF Superseries Best
2007 2008
Korea Open R1 F (2006)
Denmark Open F F (2008)
Super Series Finals SF SF (2008)
Tournament IBF Grand Prix BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold Best
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Chinese Taipei Open F A F F (2004, 2008)
Korea Open F SS F (2006)
Philippines Open W W (2006)
Thailand Open W (WD)
W (XD)
W (2001 WD, XD)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jo/Greysia Gagal ke Final Denmark Terbuka". Antara (in Indonesian). 5 November 2006. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Jo Novita". Merdeka (in Indonesian). Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Jo Novita". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ "PBSI Putuskan Kirim Tim Penuh ke Asian Games". Antara (in Indonesian). Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Rani/Jo Gagal di Final". Kompas (in Indonesian). 26 October 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  6. ^ Suhandinata, Justian (2018). TANGKAS: 67 Tahun Berkomitmen Mencetak Jawara Bulu Tangkis (in Indonesian). Gramedia. ISBN 978-602-061-999-6.
  7. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  8. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". IBadmintonstore. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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