The Jakarta Post
Gratitude: Indonesia’s leading mixed doubles pair of Liliyana Natsir (second left) and Tontowi Ahmad (center) is granted a cash and voucher bonus of Rp 500 million (US$37,458) from the Bhakti Olahraga Djarum Foundation, which owns the badminton club where the pair currently trains, and Blibli online shopping, one of the sponsors, following their victory at the Indonesia Open 2017.(JP/Dicky Christanto)The strong mentality perfectly exhibited by Liliyana Natsir, who battled excruciating pain in her knee while pursuing the Indonesia Open 2017 trophy with her partner Tontowi Ahmad, was properly rewarded with the pair receiving a Rp 500 million cash bonus, after tax, from their sponsors.
“I hope what we have received today inspires other athletes to train harder so they can also achieve their dreams. But remember, none of this comes without hardwork,” Liliyana said.