January 18, 1974 |
Kusharjanto is a doubles specialist who achieved his greatest success in mixed doubles. Between 1994 and 2002 he won numerous international mixed doubles titles, the majority of them with Minarti Timur. These included the Thailand (1994), Indonesia (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001), Singapore (1995, 1998), Malaysia (1996, 1998, 2000), and Chinese Taipei (2002) Opens; the Badminton World Cup (1995), the World Badminton Grand Prix (1995), the Southeast Asian Games (1995), and the Badminton Asia Championships (1996). Though victories in badminton's three most prestigious events for individual players, the Olympics, the All England Championships, and the World Championships, eluded Kusharjanto, he and Timur came close in all three with a runner-up finish at the 1997 All Englands, a bronze medal at the 1997 World Championships in Glasgow, and a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Though only occasionally chosen by the Indonesian Badminton Association to play international events in men's doubles, Kusharjanto has won some, most notably the Badminton Asia Championships with Bambang Suprianto in 2001 and with Sigit Budiarto in 2004. As a member of Indonesia's 2002 Thomas Cup team he helped his country to capture its thirteenth world team title by winning his championship round doubles match with Halim Haryanto.
1996 Summer Olympics
He competed in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in mixed doubles with partner Minarti Timur. They were defeated in the quarter final by the eventual gold medalist, Kim Dong-moon and Gil Young-ah of South Korea.
2000 Summer Olympics
He competed in badminton at the 2000 Summer Olympics in mixed doubles with partner Minarti Timur. They won the silver medal after being defeated by the Chinese pair Zhang Jun and Gao Ling in the final.