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Tontowi Ahmad (born 18 July 1987) is an Indonesian badminton player. He resides in the Central Java province. He plays for PB. Djarum, a badminton club in Kudus, Central Java and joined the club in 2005. Tontowi Ahmad rose to prominence in the world badminton in 2010 when he paired with the established mixed doubles star Liliyana Natsir. With Natsir he won the 2016 Olympic gold medal in the mixed doubles category.[1]

Tontowi Ahmad
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Tontowi Ahmad at the 2013 French Open Superseries
Personal information
Birth nameTontowi Ahmad
CountryIndonesia
Born (1987-07-18) 18 July 1987 (age 31)
Banyumas, Central Java, Indonesia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachRichard Mainaky
Mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (XD with Liliyana Natsir 3 May 2018)
41 (XD with Winny Oktavina Kandow 30 April 2019)
Current ranking41 XD with Winny Oktavina Kandow (28 May 2019)
BWF profile

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AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Tontowi Ahmad competed in badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles with partner Liliyana Natsir and winning the gold medal at the end after beating Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia. Ahmad and Natsir won all of their matches in straight sets, including against the current no.1-ranked Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei.

2016 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
Group stage   Liliyana Natsir   Robin Middleton
  Leanne Choo
21–7, 21–8 Win
Group stage   Bodin Issara
  Savitree Amitrapai
21–11, 21–13 Win
Group stage   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
21–15, 21–11 Win
Quarterfinal   Praveen Jordan
  Debby Susanto
21–16, 21–11 Win
Semifinal   Zhang Nan [1]
  Zhao Yunlei
21–16, 21-15 Win
Final   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
21-14, 21-12   Gold

Tontowi Ahmad competed in badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles with partner Liliyana Natsir and finished fourth.

 
Natsir and Ahmad at 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
Group stage   Liliyana Natsir   Valiyaveetil Diju
  Jwala Gutta
21–16, 21–12 Win
Group stage   Lee Yong-dae
  Ha Jung-eun
21–19, 21–12 Win
Group stage   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
24–22, 21–16 Win
Quarterfinal   Michael Fuchs
  Birgit Michels
21–15, 21–9 Win
Semifinal   Xu Chen [2]
  Ma Jin
21–16, 18–21, 13–21 Lost
Bronze-final   Joachim Fischer Nielsen [3]
  Christinna Pedersen
12–21, 12–21 Lost (4th)

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

2017 BWF World Championships – Mixed doubles (2)
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
1st   Liliyana Natsir - - Bye
2nd   Tseng Min-hao
  Hu Ling-fang
21–13, 21–11 Win
3rd   Sam Magee
  Chloe Magee
19–21, 21–16, 21–10 Win
QF   Wang Yilu [13]
  Huang Dongping
19–21, 21–15, 21–18 Win
SF   Lee Chun Hei [10]
  Chau Hoi Wah
21–16, 21–13 Win
Final   Zheng Siwei [1]
  Chen Qingchen
15–21, 21–16, 21–15   Gold
2015 BWF World Championships – Mixed doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
First round   Liliyana Natsir - - Bye
Second round   Rodion Kargaev
  Ekaterina Bolotova
21–11, 21–11 Win
Third round   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
21–8, 21–13 Win
Quarterfinal   Ko Sung-hyun [8]
  Kim Ha-na
21–8, 21–15 Win
Semifinal   Zhang Nan [1]
  Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 21–23, 12–21   Bronze
2013 BWF World Championships – Mixed doubles (1)
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
First round   Liliyana Natsir - - Bye
Second round   Ong Jian Guo
  Lim Yin Loo
21–14, 21–11 Win
Third round   Lee Chun Hei
  Chau Hoi Wah
21–23, 21–15, 21–14 Win
Quarterfinal   Kenichi Hayakawa
  Misaki Matsutomo
21–10, 17–21, 21–19 Win
Semifinal   Zhang Nan [2]
  Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 21–18, 21–13 Win
Final   Xu Chen [1]
  Ma Jin
21–13, 16–21, 22–20   Gold
2011 BWF World Championships – Mixed doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
First round   Liliyana Natsir - - Bye
Second round   Sam Magee
  Chloe Magee
21–9, 21–8 Win
Third round   Lee Sheng-mu [11]
  Chien Yu-chin
21–9, 21–12 Win
Quarterfinal   Joachim Fischer Nielsen [5]
  Christinna Pedersen
21–12, 21–13 Win
Semifinal   Chris Adcock
  Imogen Bankier
16–21, 19–21   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia   Liliyana Natsir   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
13–21, 18–21   Bronze
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea   Liliyana Natsir   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
16–21, 14–21   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Liliyana Natsir   Wang Yilü
  Huang Dongping
17–21, 17–21   Silver
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Liliyana Natsir   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
21–16, 9–21, 17–21   Silver
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Liliyana Natsir   Lee Chun Hei
  Chau Hoi Wah
21–16, 21–15   Gold

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Liliyana Natsir   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thoungthongkam
21–7, 21–14   Gold

BWF World Tour (1 title, 3 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[2] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[3]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Indonesia Masters Super 500   Liliyana Natsir   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
21–19, 19–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2018 Singapore Open Super 500   Liliyana Natsir   Goh Soon Huat
  Shevon Jemie Lai
19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2018 Indonesia Open (2) Super 1000   Liliyana Natsir   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
21–17, 21–8   Champion
2018 Indonesia Masters Super 500   Liliyana Natsir   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
14–21, 11–21   Runner-up

BWF Superseries (16 titles, 8 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 French Open (2)   Liliyana Natsir   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
22–20, 21–15   Champion
2017 Indonesia Open (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
22–20, 21–15   Champion
2016 Hong Kong Open (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Praveen Jordan
  Debby Susanto
21–19, 21–17   Champion
2016 China Open (2)   Liliyana Natsir   Zhang Nan
  Li Yinhui
21–13, 22–24, 21–16   Champion
2016 Malaysia Open (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
23–21, 13–21, 21–16   Champion
2015 Denmark Open   Liliyana Natsir   Ko Sung-hyun
  Kim Ha-na
22–20, 18–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2015 Korea Open   Liliyana Natsir   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
16–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2015 All England Open   Liliyana Natsir   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
10–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2014 French Open (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Chris Adcock
  Gabrielle Adcock
21–9, 21–16   Champion
2014 Denmark Open   Liliyana Natsir   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
20–22, 15–21   Runner-up
2014 Singapore Open (3)   Liliyana Natsir   Riky Widianto
  Puspita Richi Dili
21–15, 22–20   Champion
2014 All England Open (3)   Liliyana Natsir   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–17   Champion
2013 China Open (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
21–10, 5–21, 21–17   Champion
2013 Denmark Open   Liliyana Natsir   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
11–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2013 Singapore Open (2)   Liliyana Natsir   Yoo Yeon-seong
  Eom Hye-won
21–12, 21–12   Champion
2013 India Open (3)   Liliyana Natsir   Ko Sung-hyun
  Kim Ha-na
21–16, 21–13   Champion
2013 All England Open (2)   Liliyana Natsir   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–17   Champion
2012 Denmark Open   Liliyana Natsir   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
21–23, 26–24, 11–21   Runner-up
2012 Indonesia Open   Liliyana Natsir   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thoungthongkam
17–21, 21–17, 13–21   Runner-up
2012 India Open (2)   Liliyana Natsir   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thoungthongkam
21–16, 12–21, 21–14   Champion
2012 All England Open (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–17, 21–19   Champion
2011 Indonesia Open   Liliyana Natsir   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 14–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2011 Singapore Open (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Chen Hung-ling
  Cheng Wen-hsing
21–14, 27–25   Champion
2011 India Open (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Fran Kurniawan
  Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth
21–18, 23–21   Champion
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (10 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Indonesian Masters (3)   Liliyana Natsir   Praveen Jordan
  Debby Susanto
21–18, 21–13   Champion
2013 Indonesian Masters   Liliyana Natsir   Praveen Jordan
  Vita Marissa
20–22, 21–9, 14–21   Runner-up
2012 Macau Open (3)   Liliyana Natsir   Muhammad Rijal
  Debby Susanto
21–16, 14–21, 21–16   Champion
2012 Indonesian Masters (2)   Liliyana Natsir   Muhammad Rijal
  Debby Susanto
21–19, 21–14   Champion
2012 Swiss Open (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thoungthongkam
21–16, 21–14   Champion
2011 Macau Open (2)   Liliyana Natsir   Chen Hung-ling
  Cheng Wen-hsing
Walkover   Champion
2011 Chinese Taipei Open   Liliyana Natsir   Ko Sung-hyun
  Eom Hye-won
22–24, 21–16, 17–21   Runner-up
2011 Malaysia Masters (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
18–21, 21–15, 21–19   Champion
2010 Indonesian Masters (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Markis Kido
  Lita Nurlita
21–11, 21–13   Champion
2010 Chinese Taipei Open   Liliyana Natsir   Hendra Aprida Gunawan
  Vita Marissa
20–22, 21–14, 20–22   Runner-up
2010 Macau Open (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Hendra Aprida Gunawan
  Vita Marissa
21–14, 21–18   Champion
2008 Vietnam Open (2)   Shendy Puspa Irawati   Riky Widianto
  Vanessa Neo Yu Yan
21–17, 21–9   Champion
2007 Vietnam Open (1)   Yulianti   Chau Hoi Wah
  Hui Wai Ho
21–11, 21–13   Champion
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series/Satellite (3 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Vietnam International   Richi Puspita Dili   Fran Kurniawan
  Pia Zebadiah
21–14, 21–8   Champion
2007 Indonesia International   Yulianti   Yoo Yeon-seong
  Kim Min-jung
21–16, 15–21, 21–9   Champion
2007 Vietnam International   Yulianti   Tri Kusharyanto
  Yunita Tetty
15–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2007 Smiling Fish International   Yulianti   Thitipong Lapho
  Savitree Amitrapai
21–17, 17–21, 21–17   Champion
2006 Cheers Asian Satellite   Yulianti   Lingga Lie
  Devi Tika Permatasari
17–21, 22–24   Runner-up
2006 Malaysia Satellite   Yulianti   Shin Baek-cheol
  Kim Min-jung
16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Performance timelineEdit

Indonesian teamEdit

  • Junior level
Team Events 2005
Asia Junior Championships   Bronze
  • Senior level
Team Events 2007
Summer Universiade   Bronze
Team Events 2011
Southeast Asian Games   Gold
Team Events 2019
Asia Mixed Team Championships   Bronze
Team Events 2010 2014 2018
Asian Games   Bronze QF   Silver
Team Events 2013 2015 2017 2019
Sudirman Cup   Bronze   Bronze GS   Bronze

Individual competitionsEdit

  • Senior level
Event 2011
Southeast Asian Games   Gold
Event 2015 2016 2018
Badminton Asia Championships   Gold   Silver   Silver
Event 2014 2018
Asian Games   Silver   Bronze
Event 2011 2013 2014 2015 2017
BWF World Championships   Bronze   Gold A   Bronze   Gold
Event 2012 2016
Olympics 4th   Gold
Tournament 2018 2019 Best
BWF World Tour
  Malaysia Masters A R2 W (2011)
  Indonesian Masters F F W (2010, 2012, 2015)
  Spain Masters A QF QF (2019)
  German Open A R2 R2 (2019)
  All England Open R2 QF W (2012, 2013, 2014)
  India Open w/d QF W (2011, 2012, 2013)
  Malaysia Open QF QF W (2016)
  Singapore Open F A W (2011, 2013, 2014)
  Australian Open A R1 SF (2015)
  Indonesia Open W Report W (2017, 2018)
  Japan Open w/d Report QF (2015)
  Thailand Open A Report A
  China Open R2 Report W (2013, 2016)
  Denmark Open SF Report F (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  French Open QF Report W (2014, 2017)
  China Masters QF Report QF (2018)
  Hong Kong Open R1 Report W (2016)
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Super Series
  All England Open A R2 W W W F QF QF W (2012, 2013, 2014)
  India Open GPG W W W SF A w/d A W (2011, 2012, 2013)
  Malaysia Open A R1 SF A SF SF W SF W (2016)
  Singapore Open A W R2 W W SF SF R1 W (2011, 2013, 2014)
  Australian Open GP GPG w/o SF R1 R1 SF (2015)
  Indonesia Open A F F SF SF SF R2 W W (2017)
  Japan Open A R2 A QF A QF (2015)
  Korea Open A QF QF QF A F A F (2015)
  Denmark Open A R1 F F F F R2 SF F (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  French Open A SF QF QF W R1 A W W (2014, 2017)
  China Open A R2 SF W QF R1 W QF W (2013, 2016)
  Hong Kong Open R2 A QF A W A W (2016)
BWF Super Series Finals NQ GS GS GS GS GS w/o SF SF (2017)
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
  Malaysia Masters N/A A W A R1 SF W (2011)
  Swiss Open SS SF W SF A SF A R2 W (2012)
  Chinese Taipei Open F F A F (2010, 2011)
  Indonesian Masters N/A W R2 W F A W A N/A W (2010, 2012, 2015)
  Macau Open A W W W A W (2010, 2011, 2012)
  Vietnam Open W W SF A W (2007, 2008)

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Mixed doubles results with Liliyana Natsir against Super Series finalists, Worlds Semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile Ranking". Pb-pbsi.org.
  2. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  4. ^ "tournamentsoftware.com". tournamentsoftware.com.

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