Tontowi Ahmad

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Tontowi Ahmad (born 18 July 1987) is a retired Indonesian badminton player. 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.[2]

Tontowi Ahmad
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Tontowi Ahmad - Liliyana Natsir vs Chris Adcock - Gabrielle White 27.jpg
Tontowi Ahmad at the 2013 French Open Superseries
Personal information
Birth nameTontowi Ahmad
CountryIndonesia
Born (1987-07-18) 18 July 1987 (age 33)
Banyumas, Central Java, Indonesia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Retired18 May 2020[1]
HandednessRight
CoachRichard Mainaky
Mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (XD with Liliyana Natsir 3 May 2018)
15 (XD with Winny Oktavina Kandow 24 September 2019)
261 (XD with Apriyani Rahayu 17 March 2020)
Current ranking261 (with Apriyani Rahayu 17 March 2020)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Ahmad made his debut at the Olympic Games in 2012 London. He competed in the mixed doubles event with partner Liliyana Natsir and finished fourth.

 
Ahmad and Natsir at the 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)

Ahmad made his second appearances at the Olympic Games in 2016 Rio. Paired with Liliyana Natsir, the duo won 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

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Riocentro - Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Liliyana Natsir   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
21–14, 21–12   Gold

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England   Liliyana Natsir   Chris Adcock
  Imogen Bankier
16–21, 19–21   Bronze
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China   Liliyana Natsir   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
21–13, 16–21, 22–20   Gold
2015 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Liliyana Natsir   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 21–23, 12–21   Bronze
2017 Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland   Liliyana Natsir   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
15–21, 21–16, 21–15   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

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

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

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

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, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[3] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[4]

Mixed doubles

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

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

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[5] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[6] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Mixed doubles

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

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

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

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Vietnam Open (1)   Yulianti   Hui Wai Ho
  Chau Hoi Wah
21–11, 21–13   Winner
2008 Vietnam Open (2)   Shendy Puspa Irawati   Riky Widianto
  Vanessa Neo Yu Yan
21–17, 21–9   Winner
2010 Macau Open (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Hendra Aprida Gunawan
  Vita Marissa
21–14, 21–18   Winner
2010 Chinese Taipei Open   Liliyana Natsir   Hendra Aprida Gunawan
  Vita Marissa
20–22, 21–14, 20–22   Runner-up
2010 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Markis Kido
  Lita Nurlita
21–11, 21–13   Winner
2011 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
18–21, 21–15, 21–19   Winner
2011 Chinese Taipei Open   Liliyana Natsir   Ko Sung-hyun
  Eom Hye-won
22–24, 21–16, 17–21   Runner-up
2011 Macau Open (2)   Liliyana Natsir   Chen Hung-ling
  Cheng Wen-hsing
Walkover   Winner
2012 Swiss Open (1)   Liliyana Natsir   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thoungthongkam
21–16, 21–14   Winner
2012 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold (2)   Liliyana Natsir   Muhammad Rijal
  Debby Susanto
21–19, 21–14   Winner
2012 Macau Open (3)   Liliyana Natsir   Muhammad Rijal
  Debby Susanto
21–16, 14–21, 21–16   Winner
2013 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold   Liliyana Natsir   Praveen Jordan
  Vita Marissa
20–22, 21–9, 14–21   Runner-up
2015 Indonesian Masters (3)   Liliyana Natsir   Praveen Jordan
  Debby Susanto
21–18, 21–13   Winner
  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
2006 Malaysia Satellite   Yulianti   Shin Baek-cheol
  Kim Min-jung
16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2006 Cheers Asian Satellite   Yulianti   Lingga Lie
  Devi Tika Permatasari
17–21, 22–24   Runner-up
2007 Smiling Fish International   Yulianti   Thitipong Lapho
  Savitree Amitrapai
21–17, 17–21, 21–17   Winner
2007 Vietnam International   Yulianti   Tri Kusharyanto
  Yunita Tetty
15–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2007 Indonesia International   Yulianti   Yoo Yeon-seong
  Kim Min-jung
21–16, 15–21, 21–9   Winner
2009 Vietnam International   Richi Puspita Dili   Fran Kurniawan
  Pia Zebadiah
21–14, 21–8   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Performance timelineEdit

National teamEdit

  • Junior level
Team events 2005
Asian 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 DNP

Individual competitionsEdit

  • Senior level
Event 2011
Southeast Asian Games   Gold
Event 2008 2010 2015 2016 2018
Asian Championships R1 QF   Gold   Silver   Silver
Event 2010 2014 2018
Asian Games R16   Silver   Bronze
Event 2011 2013 2014 2015 2017
World Championships   Bronze   Gold A   Bronze   Gold
Event 2012 2016
Olympic Games 4th   Gold
Tournament 2018 2019 2020 Best
BWF World Tour
  Malaysia Masters A R2 A W (2011)
  Indonesia Masters F F R2 W (2010, 2012, 2015)
  Spain Masters A QF Ret QF (2019)
  German Open A R2 R2 (2008, 2019)
  All England Open R2 QF W (2012, 2013, 2014)
  Singapore Open F A W (2011, 2013, 2014)
  Australian Open A R1 SF (2015)
  Taipei Open w/d QF F (2010, 2011)
  Korea Open A R1 F (2015)
  China Open R2 QF W (2013, 2016)
  Japan Open w/d R1 QF (2015)
  Denmark Open SF R1 F (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  French Open QF R1 W (2014, 2017)
  Fuzhou China Open QF A QF (2018)
  Hong Kong Open R1 R1 W (2016)
  Indonesia Open W QF W (2017, 2018)
  Malaysia Open QF QF W (2016)
  Thailand Open A R1 R2 (2007)
  India Open w/d QF W (2011, 2012, 2013)
Year-end Ranking[7] 4 16 1
Tournament 2018 2019 2020 Best
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 R2 W R2 W W SF SF R1 W (2011, 2013, 2014)
  Australian Open GP GPG w/d SF R1 R1 SF (2015)
  Indonesia Open R2 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/d SF SF (2017)
Year-end Ranking 41 4 2 2 3 2 3 3 2
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
  German Open A R1 (MD)
R2 (XD)
A R2 (2008)
  India Open IC R1 (MD)
R2 (XD)
SF A SS SF (2009)
  Malaysia Masters N/A R1 A W A R1 SF W (2011)
  Swiss Open SS SF W SF A SF A R2 W (2012)
  Philippines Open A N/A R2 N/A R2 (2009)
  New Zealand Open A SF N/A IC N/A A SF (2009)
  Thailand Open R2 R1 A N/A A N/A A R2 (2007)
  Taipei Open A R1 SF F F A F (2010, 2011)
  Indonesia Masters N/A W R2 W F A W A N/A W (2010, 2012, 2015)
  Macau Open A R2 A W W W A W (2010, 2011, 2012)
  Dutch Open R2 (XD) A R2 (2007)
  Vietnam Open R1 (MD)
W (XD)
W SF A W (2007, 2008)
  Russian Open QF (MD)
R1 (XD)
A QF (2007)
Year-end Ranking 36 41 4 2 2 3 2 3 3 2

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Mixed doubles results with Liliyana Natsir against Super Series finalists, Worlds Semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Loasana, Nina A.; Saputra, Ramadani (18 May 2020). "Olympic badminton champion Tontowi Ahmad announces retirement". www.thejakartapost.com. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Profile Ranking". Pb-pbsi.org.
  3. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  6. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". www.ibadmintonstore.com. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  7. ^ "BWF World Rankings". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
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