Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir gave the best present to all Indonesian on its 71st Independence Day. In the Badminton Mixed Doubles Finals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, Tontowi and Liliyana thrashed Malaysia’s team with 21-14, 21-12 to obtained Indonesia’s first Gold medal in this year’s Olympics. The game was rolling at a very fast pace yet they still play with full confident. Tontowi/Liliyana succeeded in bringing back the Indonesian Pride to its rightful owner.

Their path to achieve this was not thoroughly easy. In the quarter-final, they have to beat other Indonesian players and in the semifinal, they met Chinese players Zhang and Zhao which was known to be the best mixed doubles in the world. Spectacularly, Tontowi and Liliyana achieve the unthinkable, winning straight games in every match on this tournament. A mind blowing achievement indeed.

Congratulations Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, you have made our country proud!

A Special Gift from Tontowi and Liliyana for Indonesia's 71st Independence Day
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