Jakarta (ANTARA) - Badminton player Melati Daeva Oktavianti bowed out of the mixed doubles quarter finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying she wished it would not be her last stint at the games.

"Goodbye Olympics. It is an honor to be competing here. I hope this will not be the first and the last," Oktavianti wrote on her Instagram handle @melatidaeva on Sunday evening.

Indonesia lost out on the gold medal in the badminton mixed doubles after the 26-year-old badminton player and her mixed doubles partner Praveen Jordan were beaten in the quarter finals by China's Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong 17-21, 15-21.

Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir had won gold for Indonesia in the mixed doubles at the Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016.

Earlier, Oktavianti had posted a photo of her and Jordan at the Tokyo Olympics on Instagram, saying she did her best in the match, though her performance might not have been satisfying.

"Disappointed? Definitely. Sad? Even more so. But I am still proud of what I did, my dream is fulfilled and reaching this point is not easy. Even though the result is not good, I am still grateful. (I will) comeback stronger," Oktavianti posted.

She also expressed her gratitude to all Indonesian citizens who supported her.

Support poured in for the badminton player on Instagram, including from her senior, Debby Susanto, who once partnered with Jordan.

"Keep your spirit Mel. Do not let it up. Comeback stronger," Susanto commented on Oktavianti's post.

Oktavianti and other badminton athletes who were eliminated from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics arrived home on Sunday afternoon.

Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali welcomed and thanked them for representing Indonesia at the games.

Translator: Muhammad Ramdan, Fadhli R
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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