Tontowi Ahmad

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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 31)
Banyumas, Central Java, Indonesia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachRichard Mainaky
Mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 with L Natsir (3 May 2018)
Current ranking3 with L Natsir (1 November 2018)
BWF profile

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]

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games (1 gold; 0 silver; 0 bronze)[edit]

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 Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Australia Robin Middleton
Australia Leanne Choo
21–7, 21–8 Win
Group stage Thailand Bodin Issara
Thailand Savitree Amitrapai
21–11, 21–13 Win
Group stage Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
21–15, 21–11 Win
Quarterfinal Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–16, 21–11 Win
Semifinal China Zhang Nan [1]
China Zhao Yunlei
21–16, 21-15 Win
Final Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
21-14, 21-12 Gold 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 Indonesia Liliyana Natsir India Valiyaveetil Diju
India Jwala Gutta
21–16, 21–12 Win
Group stage South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Ha Jung-eun
21–19, 21–12 Win
Group stage Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
24–22, 21–16 Win
Quarterfinal Germany Michael Fuchs
Germany Birgit Michels
21–15, 21–9 Win
Semifinal China Xu Chen [2]
China Ma Jin
21–16, 18–21, 13–21 Lost
Bronze-final Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen [3]
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
12–21, 12–21 Lost (4th)

BWF World Championships (2 golds; 0 silver; 2 bronzes)[edit]

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

Asian Games[edit]

Mixed doubles

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

Asian Championships[edit]

Mixed doubles

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

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Mixed doubles

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

BWF World Tour (1 title, 2 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
2018 Singapore Open Super 500 Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Malaysia Goh Soon Huat
Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai
19–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Indonesia Open (2) Super 1000 Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
21–17, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2018 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
14–21, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) 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) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
22–20, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2017 Indonesia Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
22–20, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2016 Hong Kong Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–19, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2016 China Open (2) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Li Yinhui
21–13, 22–24, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2016 Malaysia Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
23–21, 13–21, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2015 Denmark Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
22–20, 18–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Korea Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
16–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 All England Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
10–21, 10–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 French Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir England Chris Adcock
England Gabrielle Adcock
21–9, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2014 Denmark Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
20–22, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Singapore Open (3) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Riky Widianto
Indonesia Puspita Richi Dili
21–15, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2014 All England Open (3) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2013 China Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–10, 5–21, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2013 Denmark Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
11–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Singapore Open (2) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
South Korea Eom Hye-won
21–12, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2013 India Open (3) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21–16, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2013 All England Open (2) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2012 Denmark Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–23, 26–24, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Indonesia Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thoungthongkam
17–21, 21–17, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 India Open (2) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thoungthongkam
21–16, 12–21, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2012 All England Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–17, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2011 Indonesia Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 14–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Singapore Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
21–14, 27–25 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2011 India Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Fran Kurniawan
Indonesia Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth
21–18, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) 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) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–18, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2013 Indonesian Masters Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Vita Marissa
20–22, 21–9, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Macau Open (3) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–16, 14–21, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2012 Indonesian Masters (2) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–19, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2012 Swiss Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thoungthongkam
21–16, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2011 Macau Open (2) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Walkover 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2011 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Eom Hye-won
22–24, 21–16, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Malaysia Masters (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
18–21, 21–15, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2010 Indonesian Masters (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Lita Nurlita
21–11, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2010 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Hendra Aprida Gunawan
Indonesia Vita Marissa
20–22, 21–14, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Macau Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Hendra Aprida Gunawan
Indonesia Vita Marissa
21–14, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2008 Vietnam Open (2) Indonesia Shendy Puspa Irawati Singapore Riky Widianto
Singapore Vanessa Neo Yu Yan
21–17, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2007 Vietnam Open (1) Indonesia Yulianti Hong Kong Chau Hoi Wah
Hong Kong Hui Wai Ho
21–11, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) 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 Indonesia Richi Puspita Dili Indonesia Fran Kurniawan
Indonesia Pia Zebadiah
21–14, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2007 Indonesia International Indonesia Yulianti South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
South Korea Kim Min-jung
21–16, 15–21, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2007 Vietnam International Indonesia Yulianti Indonesia Tri Kusharyanto
Indonesia Yunita Tetty
15–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Smiling Fish International Indonesia Yulianti Thailand Thitipong Lapho
Thailand Savitree Amitrapai
21–17, 17–21, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2006 Cheers Asian Satellite Indonesia Yulianti Indonesia Lingga Lie
Indonesia Devi Tika Permatasari
17–21, 22–24 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Malaysia Satellite Indonesia Yulianti South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
South Korea Kim Min-jung
16–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Performance timeline[edit]

Indonesian team[edit]

  • Junior level
Team Events 2005
Asia Junior Championships Med 3.png Bronze
  • Senior level
Team Events 2007
Summer Universiade Med 3.png Bronze
Team Events 2011
Southeast Asian Games Gold Gold
Team Events 2010 2014 2018
Asian Games Bronze Bronze QF Silver Silver
Team Events 2015
Sudirman Cup Bronze Bronze

Individual competitions[edit]

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

Record against selected opponents[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.

External links[edit]