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 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

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]

Career[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

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 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)

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 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

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Mixed doubles

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

BWF World Championships[edit]

Mixed doubles

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

Asian Games[edit]

Mixed doubles

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

Asian Championships[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
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
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
21–16, 9–21, 17–21 Silver Silver
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Wang Yilü
China Huang Dongping
17–21, 17–21 Silver Silver

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, 3 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[3] 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.[4]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
14–21, 11–21 2nd place, 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 place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Singapore Open Super 500 Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Malaysia Goh Soon Huat
Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai
19–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
21–19, 19–21, 16–21 2nd place, 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
2011 India Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Fran Kurniawan
Indonesia Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth
21–18, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Singapore Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
21–14, 27–25 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Indonesia Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 14–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 All England Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–17, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 India Open (2) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thoungthongkam
21–16, 12–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Indonesia Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thoungthongkam
17–21, 21–17, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Denmark Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–23, 26–24, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 All England Open (2) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 India Open (3) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21–16, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Singapore Open (2) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
South Korea Eom Hye-won
21–12, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Denmark Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
11–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 China Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–10, 5–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 All England Open (3) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Singapore Open (3) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Riky Widianto
Indonesia Puspita Richi Dili
21–15, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Denmark Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
20–22, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 French Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir England Chris Adcock
England Gabrielle Adcock
21–9, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 All England Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
10–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Korea Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
16–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Denmark Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
22–20, 18–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
23–21, 13–21, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 China Open (2) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Li Yinhui
21–13, 22–24, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Hong Kong Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–19, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Indonesia Open (1) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
22–20, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 French Open (2) Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
22–20, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) 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 has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Mixed doubles

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

Performance timeline[edit]

National team[edit]

  • Junior level
Team events 2005
Asian 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 2019
Asia Mixed Team Championships Bronze Bronze
Team events 2010 2014 2018
Asian Games Bronze Bronze QF Silver Silver
Team events 2013 2015 2017 2019
Sudirman Cup Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze GS DNP

Individual competitions[edit]

  • Senior level
Event 2011
Southeast Asian Games Gold Gold
Event 2008 2010 2015 2016 2018
Asian Championships R1 QF Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver
Event 2010 2014 2018
Asian Games R16 Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
Event 2011 2013 2014 2015 2017
World Championships Bronze Bronze Gold Gold A Bronze Bronze Gold Gold
Event 2012 2016
Olympic Games 4th Gold Gold
Tournament 2018 2019 2020 Best
BWF World Tour
Malaysia Malaysia Masters A R2 A W (2011)
Indonesia Indonesia Masters F F R2 W (2010, 2012, 2015)
Spain Spain Masters A QF A QF (2019)
Germany German Open A R2 N/A R2 (2008, 2019)
England All England Open R2 QF A W (2012, 2013, 2014)
Singapore Singapore Open F A N/A W (2011, 2013, 2014)
Australia Australian Open A R1 N/A SF (2015)
Chinese Taipei Taipei Open w/d QF N/A F (2010, 2011)
South Korea Korea Open A R1 N/A F (2015)
China China Open R2 QF N/A W (2013, 2016)
Japan Japan Open w/d R1 N/A QF (2015)
Denmark Denmark Open SF R1 A F (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
France French Open QF R1 N/A W (2014, 2017)
China Fuzhou China Open QF A QF (2018)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open R1 R1 W (2016)
Indonesia Indonesia Open W QF W (2017, 2018)
Malaysia Malaysia Open QF QF W (2016)
Thailand Thailand Open A R1 R2 (2007)
India India Open w/d QF W (2011, 2012, 2013)
Year-end Ranking[5] 4 16 1
Tournament 2018 2019 2020 Best
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)
India India Open GPG W W W SF A w/d A W (2011, 2012, 2013)
Malaysia Malaysia Open A R1 SF A SF SF W SF W (2016)
Singapore Singapore Open R2 W R2 W W SF SF R1 W (2011, 2013, 2014)
Australia Australian Open GP GPG w/d SF R1 R1 SF (2015)
Indonesia Indonesia Open R2 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)
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/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
Germany German Open A R1 (MD)
R2 (XD)
A R2 (2008)
India India Open IC R1 (MD)
R2 (XD)
SF A SS SF (2009)
Malaysia Malaysia Masters N/A R1 A W A R1 SF W (2011)
Switzerland Swiss Open SS SF W SF A SF A R2 W (2012)
Philippines Philippines Open A N/A R2 N/A R2 (2009)
New Zealand New Zealand Open A SF N/A IC N/A A SF (2009)
Thailand Thailand Open R2 R1 A N/A A N/A A R2 (2007)
Chinese Taipei Taipei Open A R1 SF F F A F (2010, 2011)
Indonesia Indonesia Masters N/A W R2 W F A W A N/A W (2010, 2012, 2015)
Macau Macau Open A R2 A W W W A W (2010, 2011, 2012)
Netherlands Dutch Open R2 (XD) A R2 (2007)
Vietnam Vietnam Open R1 (MD)
W (XD)
W SF A W (2007, 2008)
Russia 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 opponents[edit]

Mixed doubles results with Liliyana Natsir against Super Series finalists, Worlds Semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[6]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ "BWF World Rankings". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  6. ^ "tournamentsoftware.com". tournamentsoftware.com.

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