Tontowi Ahmad – A Skilful Player Who Left his Mark

Olympic gold medallist and two-time world champion Tontowi Ahmad’s decision to call time on his international career brought the curtains down on an eventful career.

Ahmad’s retirement comes a year after that of his partner Liliyana Natsir with whom he won all his major accolades, including the Rio 2016 gold, world titles in 2013 and 2017, and three straight All England crowns.

Ahmad was quite a skilful net player.

The ‘Owi-Butet’ combination was a striking one; Natsir had already established herself as one of the premier mixed doubles players during her time with Nova Widianto; Ahmad was able to bring his own unique skills to complement her. However, while Natsir was noted for her solidity, Ahmad was more of a maverick – able to achieve stratospheric heights, but at times prone to error.

These characteristics were most in evidence during the World Championships of 2013 and 2015. At the World Championships 2013 in Guangzhou, it was Ahmad’s initiative at the death – when the Indonesians were two match points down in the final – that saw them through to victory; a couple of years later in Jakarta, Ahmad and Natsir were flying high against Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei in the semifinals, before a couple of errors from Ahmad turned into stunning meltdown for the local heroes.

That loss hurt both Ahmad and Natsir deeply, but they made amends a year later in Rio. Having arrived at the Olympics short of form, they were able to hit the high notes most spectacularly against reigning champions Zhang/Zhao, whom they decimated in straight games. A similar performance followed in the final, and they made history by becoming the first mixed doubles pair from Indonesia to win Olympic gold.

The winning moment at the World Championships 2017 in Glasgow.

They followed up with another world title the next year in Glasgow, which was Natsir’s fourth and Ahmad’s second.

Susi Susanti, PBSI’s Head of Development and High Performance, hailed Ahmad’s contributions to Indonesian badminton.

“Tontowi was one of the best athletes in mixed doubles. His dedication, discipline and commitment were extraordinary. That made him able to win many titles and enter the ranks of the world’s elite,” said Susanti, in a statement released by PBSI.

Richard Mainaky, Indonesia’s mixed doubles coach who was responsible for setting up their combination, recalled the work that Ahmad had to do to become one of the best of his time.

“Nova (Widianto), who was Liliyana’s partner, decided to retire and I had to find a young player to be paired with Butet. The choices at that time were Owi, Muhammad Rijal and Devin Lahardi. I tried all three to pair with Butet and indeed the results were all good. But my feeling is that Owi was the best fit for Butet, and Butet herself was also most comfortable with Owi. I am also grateful PBSI at that time believed in the decision I made.

“Owi and my collaboration became easier because Owi was obedient, he wanted to do what was recommended by the coach. We knew he had shortcomings in footwork, and he trained for that. He could become a player whose technique was above average. He is also a smart player, if he smashes he can target his opponent, he smashes at the right time,” said Mainaky.

Their biggest moment – the gold at Rio 2016.

PBSI Secretary General Achmad Budiharto thanked Ahmad for making Indonesia proud.

“Tontowi is a hard worker, diligent, never knows fatigue, especially when he is challenged. I think this can be an example for young athletes; his hard work and discipline are exemplary,” said Budiharto.

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Lin’s Challenge Sputters Out – Basel 2019

Lin’s Challenge Sputters Out – Basel 2019

20 August 2019
Mazur On Track to Retain Crown – Basel 2019

Mazur On Track to Retain Crown – Basel 2019

20 August 2019
Trading One Set of Wheels for Another

Trading One Set of Wheels for Another

20 August 2019
Ouseph Exits Stage, Bids Goodbye – Basel 2019

Ouseph Exits Stage, Bids Goodbye – Basel 2019

19 August 2019
A Title Dedicated to a Battle Against Cancer

A Title Dedicated to a Battle Against Cancer

19 August 2019
World Championships Draw Released

World Championships Draw Released

5 August 2019
Marin, Shi Join Axelsen on Sidelines

Marin, Shi Join Axelsen on Sidelines

5 August 2019
Chen Dashes Thailand’s Hopes – Thailand Open: Finals

Chen Dashes Thailand’s Hopes – Thailand Open: Finals

4 August 2019
Thai Wins Delight Local Fans – Thailand Open: Day 3

Thai Wins Delight Local Fans – Thailand Open: Day 3

1 August 2019
Lin Dan is My Idol Says Rhustavito – Thailand Open: Day 3

Lin Dan is My Idol Says Rhustavito – Thailand Open: Day 3

1 August 2019
New Para Badminton Chapter Unfolds in Basel

New Para Badminton Chapter Unfolds in Basel

1 August 2019
Kim/Kong on Song – Japan Open: Doubles Finals

Kim/Kong on Song – Japan Open: Doubles Finals

28 July 2019
Japan Enjoy Singles Supremacy – Japan Open: Finals

Japan Enjoy Singles Supremacy – Japan Open: Finals

28 July 2019
Olympic Fever in Tokyo

Olympic Fever in Tokyo

27 July 2019
Chou is Last Man Standing! – Indonesia Open: Day 6

Chou is Last Man Standing! – Indonesia Open: Day 6

21 July 2019
Yamaguchi Slays Sudirman Cup Demons – Indonesia Open: Day 6

Yamaguchi Slays Sudirman Cup Demons – Indonesia Open: Day 6

21 July 2019
Fukushima/Hirota Prevail – Indonesia Open: Day 6

Fukushima/Hirota Prevail – Indonesia Open: Day 6

21 July 2019
A Rivalry That Elevated Badminton

A Rivalry That Elevated Badminton

16 June 2019
Lee Chong Wei – A Model of Consistency

Lee Chong Wei – A Model of Consistency

14 June 2019
Lee Chong Wei Bids Farewell

Lee Chong Wei Bids Farewell

13 June 2019
As It Happened CHN vs JPN – Sudirman Cup ‘19

As It Happened CHN vs JPN – Sudirman Cup ‘19

27 May 2019
Celebrations and Concessions – Sudirman Cup ’19

Celebrations and Concessions – Sudirman Cup ’19

26 May 2019
China’s Young Heroes Reclaim Title – Sudirman Cup ’19

China’s Young Heroes Reclaim Title – Sudirman Cup ’19

26 May 2019
AirBadminton – The New Outdoor Game

AirBadminton – The New Outdoor Game

13 May 2019
Spotlight On Canada-Germany Clash

Spotlight On Canada-Germany Clash

11 May 2019
Women’s Doubles at Sudirman Cup – A Form Guide

Women’s Doubles at Sudirman Cup – A Form Guide

10 May 2019
The Clash of Powerhouses – Sudirman Cup in the 90s

The Clash of Powerhouses – Sudirman Cup in the 90s

7 May 2019
Timely Reward for Christie

Timely Reward for Christie

6 May 2019
So Young, So Bright

So Young, So Bright

6 May 2019
Thai Typhoon Strikes – Singapore Open: Doubles Finals

Thai Typhoon Strikes – Singapore Open: Doubles Finals

14 April 2019
Momota, Tai Reign Supreme – Singapore Open: Singles Finals

Momota, Tai Reign Supreme – Singapore Open: Singles Finals

14 April 2019
Rugby Legend Smitten by Badminton

Rugby Legend Smitten by Badminton

13 April 2019
Zheng & Huang Unstoppable – Malaysia Open: Doubles Finals

Zheng & Huang Unstoppable – Malaysia Open: Doubles Finals

7 April 2019
Tai up and running in 2019 – Malaysia Open: Women’s Singles Final

Tai up and running in 2019 – Malaysia Open: Women’s Singles Final

7 April 2019
Superdan’s Back! – Malaysia Open: Men’s Singles Final

Superdan’s Back! – Malaysia Open: Men’s Singles Final

7 April 2019
Qu Zimo Wins Triple Crown – ENESCUP 2019

Qu Zimo Wins Triple Crown – ENESCUP 2019

1 April 2019
Lee/Wang On a Roll – India Open: Doubles Finals

Lee/Wang On a Roll – India Open: Doubles Finals

31 March 2019
Axelsen, Intanon Triumph – India Open: Singles Finals

Axelsen, Intanon Triumph – India Open: Singles Finals

31 March 2019
Momota Races Ahead in Earnings

Momota Races Ahead in Earnings

29 March 2019
Early Test for Hosts China: Sudirman Cup Draw

Early Test for Hosts China: Sudirman Cup Draw

19 March 2019
Swiss Treat for Bay-Smidt/Soby – Yonex Swiss Open: Review

Swiss Treat for Bay-Smidt/Soby – Yonex Swiss Open: Review

18 March 2019
Young Malaysians Steal Spotlight

Young Malaysians Steal Spotlight

16 March 2019
History-Maker Momota – All England: Finals

History-Maker Momota – All England: Finals

11 March 2019
Revenge is Sweet – All England: Finals

Revenge is Sweet – All England: Finals

11 March 2019
Vintage Warriors Reclaim Throne – All England: Finals

Vintage Warriors Reclaim Throne – All England: Finals

10 March 2019
Momota Back to Winning Ways – German Open: Review

Momota Back to Winning Ways – German Open: Review

4 March 2019
Lamsfuss/Seidel Gear Up for All England

Lamsfuss/Seidel Gear Up for All England

3 March 2019
Boe and Mogensen Set For Swansong at All England

Boe and Mogensen Set For Swansong at All England

2 March 2019
Para Badminton Gets Further Boost With Inclusion at Paris 2024

Para Badminton Gets Further Boost With Inclusion at Paris 2024

28 January 2019
Antonsen Has the Answers – Indonesia Masters

Antonsen Has the Answers – Indonesia Masters

27 January 2019
Vintage Show by Ahsan/Setiawan – Indonesia Masters

Vintage Show by Ahsan/Setiawan – Indonesia Masters

26 January 2019
No Stopping Minions – Malaysia Masters: Finals

No Stopping Minions – Malaysia Masters: Finals

20 January 2019
Sparkling Intanon Outwits Marin – Malaysia Masters: Finals

Sparkling Intanon Outwits Marin – Malaysia Masters: Finals

20 January 2019
Rest and Reset – Michelle’s Mantra

Rest and Reset – Michelle’s Mantra

19 January 2019
Back on Top – Doubles Finals: HSBC BWF World Tour Finals

Back on Top – Doubles Finals: HSBC BWF World Tour Finals

16 December 2018
Guts and Glory! – Singles Finals: HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2018

Guts and Glory! – Singles Finals: HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2018

16 December 2018
Nozomi v Sindhu for Gold! – Day 4: HSBC BWF World Tour Finals

Nozomi v Sindhu for Gold! – Day 4: HSBC BWF World Tour...

15 December 2018
Players Leave Talking to Courts

Players Leave Talking to Courts

10 December 2018
World Champions in ‘Group of Death’

World Champions in ‘Group of Death’

10 December 2018
Who Can Stop Zheng and Huang? – Mixed Doubles Preview

Who Can Stop Zheng and Huang? – Mixed Doubles Preview

10 December 2018
Li Prevents Home Sweep – GWANGJU Korea Masters 2018: Review

Li Prevents Home Sweep – GWANGJU Korea Masters 2018: Review

3 December 2018
Meet the Top Eight – Women’s Singles Qualifiers

Meet the Top Eight – Women’s Singles Qualifiers

2 December 2018
Meet the Top Eight – Men’s Singles Qualifiers

Meet the Top Eight – Men’s Singles Qualifiers

30 November 2018
Verma, Ellis/Smith Book Guangzhou Spots

Verma, Ellis/Smith Book Guangzhou Spots

26 November 2018
Historic Win for Chan Ho Yuen – Finals: Australia Para-Badminton International 2018

Historic Win for Chan Ho Yuen – Finals: Australia Para-Badminton International 2018

25 November 2018
Michael Fuchs Relishing Coaching Challenge

Michael Fuchs Relishing Coaching Challenge

20 November 2018
Golden Glow for Goh, Vitidsarn – Finals: LI-NING BWF World Junior Championships 2018

Golden Glow for Goh, Vitidsarn – Finals: LI-NING BWF World Junior Championships...

19 November 2018
Eight’s Great! – Finals: YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open 2018

Eight’s Great! – Finals: YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open 2018

18 November 2018
Kenneth Larsen Pitches for Reflective Training

Kenneth Larsen Pitches for Reflective Training

18 November 2018
Guangzhou in Readiness for Inaugural HSBC BWF World Tour Finals

Guangzhou in Readiness for Inaugural HSBC BWF World Tour Finals

12 November 2018
HSBC Life Promotes Healthy and Active Lifestyle Through Badminton

HSBC Life Promotes Healthy and Active Lifestyle Through Badminton

12 November 2018
‘Chen-pion’ At Last! – Finals: Fuzhou China Open 2018

‘Chen-pion’ At Last! – Finals: Fuzhou China Open 2018

11 November 2018
Yamaguchi Breaks Tai’s Spell – Finals: YONEX French Open 2018

Yamaguchi Breaks Tai’s Spell – Finals: YONEX French Open 2018

29 October 2018
Chen Stops Momota – Semi-finals: YONEX French Open 2018

Chen Stops Momota – Semi-finals: YONEX French Open 2018

28 October 2018
Stoevas in Semi-finals: Day 4 – YONEX French Open 2018

Stoevas in Semi-finals: Day 4 – YONEX French Open 2018

27 October 2018
Simply ‘One’-derful! – Finals: DANISA Denmark Open 2018

Simply ‘One’-derful! – Finals: DANISA Denmark Open 2018

21 October 2018
Stars Outshine Rivals – Day 5: DANISA Denmark Open 2018

Stars Outshine Rivals – Day 5: DANISA Denmark Open 2018

20 October 2018
Roller-Coaster Win for Sen – Semi-finals: YOG 2018

Roller-Coaster Win for Sen – Semi-finals: YOG 2018

12 October 2018
Top Seed Falls, Fifth Seed Survives – YOG 2018

Top Seed Falls, Fifth Seed Survives – YOG 2018

11 October 2018
Millionaire Heaven! – Review: YONEX Chinese Taipei Open 2018

Millionaire Heaven! – Review: YONEX Chinese Taipei Open 2018

7 October 2018
Chou, Okuhara Triumph – Finals: VICTOR Korea Open 2018

Chou, Okuhara Triumph – Finals: VICTOR Korea Open 2018

30 September 2018
Sugiarto Surge Downs Christie – Semi-finals: VICTOR Korea Open 2018

Sugiarto Surge Downs Christie – Semi-finals: VICTOR Korea Open 2018

29 September 2018
Seo Steps Up – Day 4: VICTOR Korea Open 2018

Seo Steps Up – Day 4: VICTOR Korea Open 2018

28 September 2018
Tunjung Outplays Beiwen Zhang – Day 3: VICTOR China Open 2018

Tunjung Outplays Beiwen Zhang – Day 3: VICTOR China Open 2018

20 September 2018
Tai Crashes Out – Day 2: VICTOR China Open 2018

Tai Crashes Out – Day 2: VICTOR China Open 2018

19 September 2018
Sparkling Start by Ardianto/Alfian – Day 1: VICTOR China Open 2018

Sparkling Start by Ardianto/Alfian – Day 1: VICTOR China Open 2018

18 September 2018
King Kento, Queen Carolina – Singles Finals: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

King Kento, Queen Carolina – Singles Finals: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

6 August 2018
Young Sensations! – Doubles Finals: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

Young Sensations! – Doubles Finals: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

5 August 2018
History in the Making – Semi-Finals: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

History in the Making – Semi-Finals: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

4 August 2018
Singles Champions Out! – Day 5: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

Singles Champions Out! – Day 5: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

3 August 2018
‘Top’-pled! – Day 5: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

‘Top’-pled! – Day 5: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

3 August 2018
Liew Flies High – Day 4: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

Liew Flies High – Day 4: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

2 August 2018
Indians Exact Revenge – Day 2: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

Indians Exact Revenge – Day 2: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

31 July 2018
Back from the Brink! – Day 2: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

Back from the Brink! – Day 2: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

31 July 2018
Tunjung Waltzes Into Second Round – Day 1: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

Tunjung Waltzes Into Second Round – Day 1: TOTAL BWF World Championships...

30 July 2018
Lin Starts Quest Tomorrow

Lin Starts Quest Tomorrow

29 July 2018
Axelsen: Momota a Complete Player

Axelsen: Momota a Complete Player

29 July 2018
Several Strong Contenders – Mixed Doubles Preview: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

Several Strong Contenders – Mixed Doubles Preview: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

28 July 2018
Minions on Fire – Men’s Doubles Preview: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

Minions on Fire – Men’s Doubles Preview: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

25 July 2018
Tai the Frontrunner – Women’s Singles Preview: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

Tai the Frontrunner – Women’s Singles Preview: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

24 July 2018
Spotlight on Momota – Men’s Singles Preview: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

Spotlight on Momota – Men’s Singles Preview: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018

23 July 2018
Singapore Sting! – Doubles Finals: Singapore Open 2018

Singapore Sting! – Doubles Finals: Singapore Open 2018

22 July 2018
Back to Winning Ways – Singles Finals: Singapore Open 2018

Back to Winning Ways – Singles Finals: Singapore Open 2018

22 July 2018
Close Call – Day 5: Singapore Open 2018

Close Call – Day 5: Singapore Open 2018

21 July 2018
Europe’s ‘Mixed Troubles’– Day 3: Singapore Open 2018

Europe’s ‘Mixed Troubles’– Day 3: Singapore Open 2018

19 July 2018
Out ‘Yu’ Go! – Day 2: Singapore Open 2018

Out ‘Yu’ Go! – Day 2: Singapore Open 2018

18 July 2018
Adcocks Comeback – Day 1: Singapore Open 2018

Adcocks Comeback – Day 1: Singapore Open 2018

17 July 2018
Acclaimed Official Peter Ganes Passes Away

Acclaimed Official Peter Ganes Passes Away

31 May 2018
Title No.10 for China – Thomas Cup Final: TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2018

Title No.10 for China – Thomas Cup Final: TOTAL BWF Thomas &...

27 May 2018
Women of the Rising ‘Stun’! – Uber Cup Final: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

Women of the Rising ‘Stun’! – Uber Cup Final: TOTAL BWF TUC...

26 May 2018