Tontowi/Liliyana Excited to See Indonesia’s Mixed Doubles, Here’s Nova Widianto’s Reaction


Indonesian mixed doubles coach, Nova Widianto.

BOLASPORT.COM – PP PBSI’s national training coach, Nova Widianto, answered Indonesian badminton legends, Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir, who highlighted the mixed doubles sector.

Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir previously commented on Indonesia’s mixed doubles opportunities at the 2022 World Championships.

According to them, all players actually have a chance to win the highest podium in the most prestigious badminton competition.

However, Tontowi/Liliyana admitted that they were ‘excited’ to see the current composition of mixed doubles players who were not yet on par with the world’s top competitors.

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For information, Indonesia sent three mixed doubles representatives to participate in the 2022 World Championships.

Those listed are Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari, Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari, Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto/Lisa Ayu Kusumawati, Zachariah Josiahno Sumanti/Hediana Julimarbela.

Rinov/Pitha entered as one of the leading pairs by placing 13th and immediately qualified for the second round.

Nova Widianto as the coach then explained about the preparation for the competition which will take place in Japan on August 22-28.