Butet-Owi Indonesia Open Champion Targets Asian Games 2018

By : Aldi Firhand Alqudri | Wednesday, July 26 2017 - 03:59 IWST

Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir
Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, Indonesia's badminton mixed doubles athlete, Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana Natsir or familiarly called Owi / Butet, aiming for the 2018 Asian Games title after winning Indonesia 2017 Open champion in Jakarta, Sunday night (18/06/2017).

"I still want one more target, an unachievable title, maybe at the end of my career, I want to win the Asian Games," Butet said after the final match at Jakarta Convention Center in Senayan, Jakarta.

Butet claimed not satisfied won silver medal in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, with Owi.

"We hope our performances continue to be stable despite having to go through several championships, including the World Championships," said Butet who is still undergoing treatment for his right knee injury.

Butet hopes the chances of winning the 2018 Asian Games title will be bigger following Indonesia as the host of the highest multi-sport championship in the Asian continent.

"Although the Asian Games will be held at Istora Stadium, we hope our fortune is also new because Istora stadium is also new," said Butet who hopes "awesomeness" badminton stadium in Gelora Bung Karno Senayan complex, Jakarta, was lost along with the completion of the renovation.

Owi / Butet will continue their struggle in the 2017 Australian Open tournament in Sydney, Australia, June 20-25.

Owi / Butet successfully won Indonesia Open title after waiting for six consecutive years since Indonesia Open 2011.

"It turns out, Istora is haunted for me, while at the Jakarta Convention Center is not," said Butet who refers to his struggle with Owi in Indonesia Open at Istora Senayan Stadium, Jakarta since 2011.

Although the first win with Owi, Butet has won two Indonesian Open titles. At the 2005 Indonesia Open, Butet won the mixed doubles title with Nova Widianto. The Nova / Butet pair defeated fellow Indonesian pair Anggun Nugroho / Yunita Tetty 15-13, 15-1.

Butet champion title in Indonesia Open was achieved in 2008 when paired with Vita Marissa in the women's doubles. Won the Indonesian Open doubles title in 2008 with Vita Marissa. Double Vita / Butet subdued the Japanese pair Miyuki Maeda / Satoko Suetsuna, in the final round 21-15, 21-14.

Owi / Butet victory in Indonesia Open 2017 and end the fasting host title for four years in the tournament Super Series premier.

Indonesia last won the tournament title title of the premier series in 2013 when the men's doubles Hendra Setiawan / Mohammad Ahsan beat South Korea's doubles Lee Yong-de / Ko Syung-hyun, 21-14, 21-18.

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