Nova Widianto
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Personal information
CountryIndonesia
Born (1977-10-10) 10 October 1977 (age 44)
Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia[1]
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
RetiredSeptember 2010
HandednessRight
CoachRichard Mainaky
Highest ranking1 (15 May 2008)

Andreas Nova Widianto (born 10 October 1977) is an Indonesian former badminton player.[2] He is currently the Indonesia national team mixed doubles head coach.

Career

Nova Widianto is considered one of the greatest doubles player in his era. He is known for his superb movement on court and versatility to be paired with various players. Widianto specialized in mixed doubles. He enjoyed some international success with Vita Marissa, winning the Southeast Asian Games in 2001, the Asian Badminton Championships in 2003, and the Japan Open in 2004. However, his greatest success came from a partnership with Lilyana Natsir. They have been one of the world's two or three leading teams. In 2005, they were able to win the World Championships in 2005, beating Xie Zhongbo and Zhang Yawen in the final. The pair once more captured the gold medal at the 2007, by beating Zheng Bo and Gao Ling. They claimed the silver medals at the 2008 Olympic Games, having a shocking loss to the world number 10, Lee Yong Dae and Lee Hyo-jung. At the 2009 BWF World Championships, they also earned the silver medal, losing to the Danish pair. He was the runner up three times in a row, from 2006 to 2008, at the Japan open. They have been runner up at the All England Championships twice, and probably the narrowest one was at 2010, beaten by future Olympic champion, Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei, 18-21 25-23 18-21 in an hour and 31 minutes, considered one of the best mixed doubles game that ever played. Widianto has represented Indonesia in the Sudirman Cup (combined men's and women's world team championships) five times: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.

2004 Summer Olympics

He competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics at the Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece, in the mixed doubles with partner Vita Marissa and only reached the quarterfinal, after being defeated in the quarterfinal by the Danish pair.

2004 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
First round Indonesia Vita Marissa [8] - Bye Win
Second Round United Kingdom Robert Blair
United Kingdom Natalie Munt
15–8, 15–12 Win
Quarterfinal Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Mette Schjoldager
12–15, 8–15 Lost

2008 Summer Olympics

He competed in badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics as the 1st seed in the mixed doubles with partner Lilyana Natsir and reached the final by beating He Hanbin and Yu Yang in the semifinal with thrilling scores, 15–21 21–11 23–21. In the final, they were defeated by gold medalists, Lee Yong-dae and Lee Hyo-jung of South Korea in straight sets, 21–11 and 21–17.

2008 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
First round Indonesia Liliyana Natsir [1] South Korea Han Sang-hoon
South Korea Hwang Yu-mi
23–21, 21–19 Win
Quarterfinal Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
21–13, 21–19 Win
Semifinal China He Hanbin [4]
China Yu Yang
15–21, 21–11, 23–21 Win
Final South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
11–21, 17–21
Silver
Silver

Personal life

When he was young, he joined the Tangkas Jakarta badminton club. The parent's names are Santoso (father) and Sutari (mother). His hobby is football. Normally, people called him Nova or Kedheng. He's married former Indonesian national player Eny Widiowati.

Men's doubles

He also followed some tournaments in men's doubles. He played with Candra Wijaya for a few months, preparing for Thomas Cup event and succeeded to be the runner up of Asian Badminton Championships, lost to Jung Jae Sung and Lee Yong-dae in the final, 21–16 21–18. He also helped Indonesia to claim gold medal in men's team in Southeast Asian Games, partnering with Muhammad Ahsan and beat Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif and Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari, 21–18 21–17 to give 3–1 win against Malaysia .

Playing style

His powerful smash and accurate placement on the court have been a crucial part of Nova's game to dominate the mixed doubles and being at the top level. His mental strength and great spirit also become the decisive factor to win the game and somehow manage to be the other source of his power. The other thing is his ability to keep retrieving the shuttle with such tricky technique also able to make his opponent goes into the trouble.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing, China Indonesia Liliyana Natsir South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
11–21, 17–21
Silver medal.svg
Silver

BWF World Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
13–15, 15–8, 15–2
Gold
Gold
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
21–16, 21–14
Gold
Gold
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
13–21, 17–21
Silver
Silver

World Cup

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
19–21, 10–21
Silver
Silver
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
21–16, 21–18
Gold
Gold

Asian Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium,
Busan, South Korea
Indonesia Vita Marissa Thailand Khunakorn Sudhisodhi
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
11–5, 5–11, 5–11
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Bandaraya Stadium,
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Indonesia Candra Wijaya South Korea Jung Jae-sung
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
16–21, 18–21
Silver
Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Tennis Indoor Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia Vita Marissa Indonesia Anggun Nugroho
Indonesia Eny Widiowati
15–2, 15–11
Gold
Gold
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Indonesia [Vita Marissa South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–13, 7–15, 3–15
Bronze
Bronze
2006 Bandaraya Stadium,
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
21–16, 21–23, 21–14
Gold
Gold
2008 Bandaraya Stadium,
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Vita Marissa
17–21, 17–21
Silver
Silver

Southeast Asian Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Malawati Stadium,
Selangor, Malaysia
Indonesia Vita Marissa Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Emma Ermawati
3–15, 15–7, 17–15
Gold
Gold
2005 PhilSports Arena,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Anggun Nugroho
Indonesia Yunita Tetty
15–6, 15–2
Gold
Gold
2007 Wongchawalitkul University,
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
21–13, 22–24, 16–21
Bronze
Bronze
2009 Gym Hall 1, National Sports Complex,
Vientiane, Laos
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Thailand Songphon Anugritayawon
Thailand Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
21–10, 20–22, 21–9
Gold
Gold

BWF Superseries (5 titles, 9 runners-up)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[3] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[4] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Indonesia Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
16–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Japan Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
19–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 China Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
15–21, 21–18, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
21–23, 21–18, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 All England Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
21–18, 14–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Singapore Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir England Anthony Clark
England Donna Kellogg
17–21, 21–14, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Japan Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Vita Marissa
21–14, 15–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 China Masters Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
17–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Superseries Finals Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
19–21, 21–18, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Malaysia Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
21–14, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 French Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Hendra Aprida Gunawan
Indonesia Vita Marissa
21–7, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
20–22, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 All England Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
18–21, 25–23, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Singapore Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
12–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF/IBF Grand Prix (7 titles, 11 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017. The World Badminton Grand Prix was sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Thailand Open Indonesia Vita Marissa Chinese Taipei Lee Sheng-mu
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
10–21, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Philippines Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir South Korea Han Sang-hoon
South Korea Hwang Yu-mi
21–17, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Japan Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Vita Marissa
21–11, 18–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Zheng Bo
China Zhao Tingting
20–22, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Korea Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Mette Schjoldager
23–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir South Korea Lee Jae-jin
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
17–21, 23–21, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Singapore Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
21–16, 20–22, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Indonesia Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
19–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Indonesia Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Indonesia Anggun Nugroho
Indonesia Yunita Tetty
15–13, 15–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Swiss Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
14–17, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Singapore Open Indonesia Liliyana Natsir Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Wong Pei Tty
15–1, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Japan Open Indonesia Vita Marissa Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
15–10, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Vita Marissa South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Japan Open Indonesia Vita Marissa South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
3–7, 2–7, 2–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Indonesia Open Indonesia Vita Marissa Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
7–11, 3–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Denmark Open Indonesia Vita Marissa South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Hwang Yu-mi
6–11, 11–4, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Vita Marissa Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
Indonesia Emma Ermawati
11–8, 11–13, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Indonesia Open Indonesia Vita Marissa Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
Indonesia Emma Ermawati
5–7, 1–7, 7–2, 1–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF International (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Jakarta International Indonesia Karel Mainaky Indonesia Luluk Hadiyanto
Indonesia Aras Razak
15–11, 11–15, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Jakarta International Indonesia Eny Widiowati Indonesia Endra Mulyana Mulyajaya
Indonesia Angeline de Pauw
4–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Performance timeline

Indonesian team

Team event 2001 2005 2007 2009
Southeast Asian Games
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Gold
Gold
Gold
Gold
Team event 2002 2006
Asian Games
Silver
Silver
Bronze
Bronze
Team events 2008 2010
Thomas Cup
Bronze
Bronze
Silver
Silver
Team event 2005 2007 2009
Sudirman Cup
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Bronze
Bronze

Individual competitions

Event 2001 2005 2007 2009
Southeast Asian Games
Gold
Gold
Gold
Gold
Bronze
Bronze
Gold
Gold
Event 2003 2004 2006 2008
Asian Championships
Gold
Gold (XD)
Bronze
Bronze (XD)
Gold
Gold (XD)
Silver
Silver (MD)
Silver
Silver (XD)
Event 2002 2006
Asian Games
Bronze
Bronze
QF
Event 2005 2006
World Cup
Silver
Silver
Gold
Gold
Event 2001 2003 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010
BWF World Championships QF R2
Gold
Gold
R3
Gold
Gold
Silver
Silver
QF
Event 2004 2008
Olympics QF
Silver
Silver
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Best
BWF Super Series
England All England Open QF F QF F R1 A F (2008, 2010)
Switzerland Swiss Open A SF QF A GPG SF (2008)
India India Open N/A GPG QF A QF (2011)
Malaysia Malaysia Open SF QF W R1 R1 R1 W (2009)
Singapore Singapore Open SF W SF F R1 A W (2004, 2006, 2008)
China China Masters SF F A SF R2 A F (2008)
Indonesia Indonesia Open F SF QF SF R1 A W (2005)
Japan Japan Open F F SF R2 R2 A W (2004)
South Korea Korea Open R2 R1 R2 A R2 R1 W (2006)
Denmark Denmark Open R1 A QF A R1 A F (2002)
France French Open QF SF W A QF A W (2009)
China China Open W A R1 A W (2007)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open W QF F A W (2007)
BWF Superseries Finals N/A F NQ F (2008)
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Open N/A F F W SF A R2 W (2006)
Denmark Denmark Open SF F A SS F (2002)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open N/A N/A F SS F (2006)
Indonesia Indonesia Open F F QF W F SS W (2005)
Japan Japan Open F W F SS W (2004)
South Korea Korea Open W SS W (2006)
Philippines Philippines Open N/A W N/A A N/A W (2007)
Singapore Singapore Open QF W W SS W (2004, 2006)
Switzerland Swiss Open F SS F (2005)
Thailand Thailand Open N/A N/A F F (2011)

References

  1. ^ Primastuti Handayani (20 August 2008). "Nova Widianto and Lilyana Natsir: Committed to excellence in badminton". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  2. ^ INDONESIA – Sudden split of world number #1 Widianto-Natsir
  3. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". IBadmintonstore. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.