Denny Kantono

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Denny Kantono
Personal information
Country Indonesia
Born (1970-01-12) January 12, 1970 (age 49)
Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
HandednessRight
EventMen's doubles
BWF profile

Denny Kantono (Chinese: 关有明; born 12 January 1970) is a retired Chinese-Indonesian badminton player who specialized in men's doubles.[1] He shared numerous international titles with his regular partner Antonius Ariantho including the French (1993), Hong Kong (1993), Denmark (1994), Thailand (1994), Chinese Taipei (1995, 1999), and Indonesia (1996) Opens; as well as the (now defunct) Badminton World Cup (1996) and World Badminton Grand Prix (1998) events. They were runners-up at the prestigious All-England Championships in 1995 and bronze medalists at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Kantono competed in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in men's doubles, with Antonius Ariantho, and won a bronze medal. They lost in semifinals against Cheah Soon Kit and Yap Kim Hock, of Malaysia, 15–10, 15–4,[2] and in the bronze medal match they defeated Soo Beng Kiang and Tan Kim Her, of Malaysia, 15–4, 12–15, 15–8.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Kantono has a daughter that also a badminton athlete name Serena Kani who plays in 2015 BWF World Junior Championships in Peru.[4]

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, United States Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
Malaysia Tan Kim Her
15–4, 12–15, 15–8 Bronze Bronze

World Cup[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
15–8, 15–2 Gold Gold
1995 Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Thailand Sakrapee Thongsari
Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
8–15, 8–15 Bronze Bronze

Asian Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
4–15, 15–9, 15–7 Gold Gold

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Gymnasium 3, 700th Anniversary Sport Complex,
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
11–15, 15–6, 7–15 Bronze Bronze
1993 Singapore Badminton Hall,
Singapore
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
2–15, 15–12, 14–17 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Gymnasium 3, 700th Anniversary Sport Complex,
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Indonesia Eliza Nathanael Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
8–15, 4–15 Silver Silver
1993 Singapore Badminton Hall,
Singapore
Indonesia Minarti Timur Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
6–15, 15–18 Silver Silver

IBF World Grand Prix[edit]

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
15–4, 14–17, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Indonesia Halim Haryanto
Indonesia Tony Gunawan
15–11, 5–15, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Brunei Open Denmark Michael Søgaard Indonesia Halim Haryanto
Indonesia Tony Gunawan
2–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Japan Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
9–15, 7–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Malaysia Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
15–17, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Japan Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
11–15, 15–7, 7–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
11–15, 2–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
15–6, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Indonesia Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Indonesia Davis Efraim
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
15–3, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–6, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Singapore Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
7–15, 16–18 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Indonesia Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
12–15, 9–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 All England Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
12–15, 18–15, 9–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Malaysia Yap Yee Guan
Malaysia Yap Yee Hup
15–7, 14–18, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Thailand Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Thailand Sakrapee Thongsari
Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
12–15, 15–12, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Denmark Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
15–8, 5–15, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 German Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
6–15, 2–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Dutch Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho England Simon Archer
England Chris Hunt
17–18, 15–5, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Korea Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
14–17, 7–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Japan Open Indonesia Ricky Subagja Thailand Sakrapee Thongsari
Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
15–11, 12–15, 18–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Thailand Sakrapee Thongsari
Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
10–15, 15–3, 17–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 U.S. Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
7–15, 7–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 French Open Indonesia Antonius Ariantho Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Dicky Purwotsugiono
15–11, 18–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Zelin Resiana England Nick Ponting
England Gillian Clark
Walkover 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Thailand Open Indonesia Zelin Resiana Indonesia Aryono Miranat
Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
2–15, 15–2, 1–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Polish International Indonesia Felix Antonius Denmark Jim Laugesen
Denmark Janek Roos
15–1, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Denny Kantono, Apa Kegiatannya Kini?" (in Indonesian). PB Djarum. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Indonesia, Malaysia Meet in Singles Final". Los Angeles Times. 30 July 1996. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Bang Gets a Break and Chance for Gold". Los Angeles Times. 31 July 1996. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Serena Ulang Sukses Sang Ayah" (in Indonesian). PB Djarum. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
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