Halim Haryanto

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Halim Haryanto Ho
Personal information
Country  United States
Born (1976-09-23) 23 September 1976 (age 40)
Indonesia Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 75 kg (167 lb ; 11.9 st)
Handedness Right
Coach Christian Hadinata
Event Men's doubles
BWF profile

Halim Haryanto Ho (born 23 September 1976 in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia) is a former professional Badminton men's doubles player from Indonesia. He is a former World Champion and All England Champion along with his doubles partner Tony Gunawan. Haryanto immigrated to the United States of America in 2004 to pursue a coaching career. He now resides in Milpitas, California, coaching at Eastbay Badminton Association in Emeryville, California and representing the United States as a badminton player of Team USA.

Personal life[edit]

Halim Haryanto Ho was born in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia on 23 September 1976 to Hadimulya Ho and Ana Wun. Haryanto began playing badminton at the age of 8. He graduated from West Java, Indonesia High School in 1994 and joined the Indonesia National Badminton Team in 1995, specializing as a men's doubles player. He is currently married to Jeanny N. Ho, whose father is Hariamanto Kartono, silver medalist at the 1980 IBF World Championships and gold medalist of the All England, Indonesian Open, and Thomas Cup. Together they have two daughters, Gabriella Ho and Graciella Ho. Amongst his hobbies are basketball, swimming, watching James Bond movies, and That '70s Show. He also became a certified massage therapist in 2006.[1] After living in the United States for seven years, Haryanto gained his U.S Citizenship on 19 August 2011.[2]

Career[edit]

From 1995 to 2004 Haryanto played for the Indonesia National Badminton Team with various partners before immigrating to the U.S in fall of 2004 to pursue a career as a badminton coach. In those 9 years he played for Indonesia, he enjoyed his most success with fellow countryman and now U.S citizen, Tony Gunawan. He won his first ever gold medals at the 1998 Malaysia Open and Brunei Open in men's doubles with Tony Gunawan. That year he was also the bronze medalists at the Badminton Asia Championships. In 2001 he won the bi-annual International Badminton Federation World Championship as well as the 2001 All England Championship in men's doubles with Tony Gunawan. They also won the 2001 Singapore Open that year as well. The Singapore Open would be the last international badminton tournament that Haryanto and Gunawan would compete in together under the PBSI.

2002-2004[edit]

After the Singapore Open, Haryanto was paired up with Tri Kusharjanto as a part of the Indonesian 2002 Thomas Cup team. They eventually won the 2002, winning their final round match against Malaysia in men's doubles. Near the end 2002 Haryanto began coaching the Indonesian Junior National Badminton team at the SGS Badminton Club in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. In 2003 Haryanto was paired up with Candra Wijaya, Olympic gold medalist at the 2000 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with Haryanto's previous partner, Tony Gunawan. Their short-lived partnership won them the Copenhagen Masters in 2003 before Haryanto resigned from the Indonesia National Badminton Team and moved to the United States in October 2004.[1]

2004 – present[edit]

After moving to the United States he procured a job as a badminton coach at Bay Badminton Center in Burlingame, California, while maintaining international presence. In 2005 Haryanto paired up with his former partner, Tony Gunawan (who moved to the United States as well), and won the 2005 Chinese Taipei Open, 2005 Bitburger Open, and the U.S. Open later in 2006.[1] Since then, Haryanto has competed in and several won national level titles including the international level U.S Open as a representative of the United States. Haryanto is also a legendary coach, achieving Level 4 Certified High Performance Coach of USA Badminton, the highest coaching status in the United States. He was also a part of the 2011 United States Pan American Games Badminton Team that competed at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.[1] He is currently working as a badminton coach at Eastbay Badminton Association in Emeryvile, California.

Achievements[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Partner Event
Winner 2011 Bay Badminton Championships Eva Lee Mixed doubles
Winner 2011 Bay Badminton Championships Taufik Hidayat Men’s doubles
Winner 2011 U.S. National Badminton Championships Eva Lee Mixed doubles
Runner-Up 2011 U.S. National Badminton Championships Kowi Chandra Men’s doubles
Runner-Up 2011 Peru International Eva Lee Mixed doubles
Winner 2010 Brazil International Eva Lee Mixed doubles
Runner-Up 2010 Los Angeles Badminton Club Spring Challenge Peng Yun Mixed doubles
Runner-Up 2010 Canadian International Phillip Chew Men’s doubles
Runner-Up 2010 U.S. National Badminton Championships Peng Yun Mixed doubles
Winner 2010 San Diego Classic Badminton Championships Peng Yun Mixed doubles
Runner-Up 2009 Puerto Rico International Phillip Chew Men’s doubles
Runner-Up 2008 U.S. Open Badminton Championships Raju Rai Men’s doubles
Winner 2008 U.S. Open Badminton Championships Peng Yun Mixed doubles
Winner 2008 Philippine Albie Cup Badminton Championships Minarti Timur Mixed doubles
Winner 2006 U.S. Open Badminton Championships Tony Gunawan Men’s doubles
Winner 2005 Chinese Taipei Open Tony Gunawan Men’s doubles
Winner 2005 Bitburger Open Tony Gunawan Men’s doubles
Winner 2003 Copenhagen Masters Candra Wijaya Men’s doubles
Runner-Up 2003 Denmark Open Candra Wijaya Men’s doubles
Runner-Up 2001 World Badminton Grand Prix Finals Sigit Budiarto Men’s doubles
Runner-Up 2001 Indonesia Open Tony Gunawan Men’s doubles
Runner-Up 2001 Malaysia Open Tony Gunawan Men’s doubles
Winner 2001 Singapore Open Tony Gunawan Men’s doubles
Winner 2001 All England Tony Gunawan Men’s doubles
Winner 2001 World Badminton Championships Tony Gunawan Men’s doubles
Runner-Up 2000 Copenhagen Masters Tony Gunawan Men’s doubles
Winner 2000 Dutch Open Sigit Budiarto Men’s doubles
Runner-Up 2000 Thailand Open Sigit Budiarto Men’s doubles
Runner-Up 1999 Hong Kong Open Sigit Budiarto Men’s doubles
Runner-Up 1999 World Badminton Grand Prix Finals Tony Gunawan Men’s doubles
Winner 1998 Brunei Open Tony Gunawan Men’s doubles
Winner 1998 Malaysia Open Tony Gunawan Men’s doubles
Runner-Up 1997 French Open David Efraim Men’s doubles
Runner-Up 1996 Brunei Open David Efraim Men’s doubles

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Haryanto Ho". Profile. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "3 Talented Badminton Players Become US Citizens". Web Article. BirdieEvents. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 

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