Indonesia’s Liliyana Natsir to join badminton hall of fame

Indonesia’s Liliyana Natsir to join badminton hall of fame

Jakarta, Indonesia, June 17, 2022: Indonesian mixed doubles legend Liliyana Natsir is the latest inductee into the Badminton World Federation Hall of Fame. 

The Rio 2016 Olympic champion will be officially recognised at a ceremony during the East Ventures Indonesia Open 2022 at the Istora Senayan on Saturday, June 18.

Natsir won four mixed doubles World Championships titles with two different partners and achieved a career high at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games claiming mixed doubles gold with Tontowi Ahmad. She also won silver at Beijing 2008.

BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer lauded Natsir’s achievements: “It is a rare honour for an athlete to be named to the BWF Hall of Fame, and Liliyana Natsir richly deserves this accolade.

“She was among the very best mixed doubles players throughout her career. With an Olympic gold and silver, and four World Championships gold medals, Liliyana built a stellar record.

“She was a delight to watch as she somehow made a very difficult art look easy. I congratulate her on making the BWF Hall of Fame, and I’m sure that she will continue to inspire many more generations.”

The BWF accolade read: “With her unique, unfussy style and tremendous record over more than a decade, Liliyana Natsir is a standout figure of world badminton.”