Halim Haryanto Ho
Personal information
CountryUnited States
Born (1976-09-23) September 23, 1976 (age 47)
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight75 kg (167 lb ; 11.9 st)
HandednessRight
CoachChristian Hadinata
Herry Iman Pierngadi
EventMen's doubles
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2011 Guadalajara Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2011 Guadalajara Mixed doubles
Representing  Indonesia
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Seville Men's doubles
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 2002 Guangzhou Men's team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2002 Busan Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Busan Men's doubles
Asian Championships
Silver medal – second place 2004 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Bangkok Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Bangkok Men's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan Men's team
BWF profile

Halim Haryanto Ho (born September 23, 1976) is an Indonesian-born American former badminton player. He is a former world champion along with his doubles partner Tony Gunawan. Haryanto immigrated to the United States in 2004 to pursue a coaching career. He now resides in San Diego, California, Apex Badminton Academy head coach at SDBCC in San Diego and representing the United States as a badminton player of Team USA.

Personal life

Halim Haryanto Ho was born in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia on September 23, 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 August 19, 2011.[2]

Career

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

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

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 Apex Badminton Academy head coach at [San Diego Badminton Center Court – https://www.sdbccinc.com] in San Diego, California.

Achievements

World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo,
Seville, Spain
Indonesia Tony Gunawan South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
15–0, 15–13 Gold Gold

Pan American Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Multipurpose Gymnasium,
Guadalajara, Mexico
United States Sattawat Pongnairat United States Howard Bach
United States Tony Gunawan
10–21, 14–21 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Multipurpose Gymnasium,
Guadalajara, Mexico
United States Eva Lee Canada Toby Ng
Canada Grace Gao
13–21, 21–9, 17–21 Silver Silver

Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium,
Busan, South Korea
Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
Thailand Tesana Panvisvas
15–17, 8–15 Bronze Bronze

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Indonesia Candra Wijaya Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Tri Kusharyanto
13–15, 5–15 Silver Silver
2002 Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Tri Kusharyanto South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
6–15, 12–15 Bronze Bronze
1998 Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Tony Gunawan South Korea Kang Kyung-jin
South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
15–6, 8–15, 12–15 Bronze Bronze

BWF Grand Prix

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 U.S. Open United States Raju Rai United States Howard Bach
United States Khan Bob Malaythong
14–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 U.S. Open United States Tony Gunawan Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko
Russia Vitalij Durkin
21–10, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Chinese Taipei Open United States Tony Gunawan Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
15–13, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Bitburger Open United States Tony Gunawan Canada Mike Beres
Canada William Milroy
15–3, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Denmark Open Indonesia Candra Wijaya South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
17–16, 6–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Singapore Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
5–7, 7–3, 7–2, 7–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Indonesia Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
2–7, 3–7, 5–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Malaysia Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
4–7, 7–4, 2–7, 7–2, 5–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 All England Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
15–13, 7–15, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Candra Wijaya
Indonesia Tony Gunawan
5–7, 6–8, 2–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Dutch Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Denmark Jim Laugesen
Denmark Michael Søgaard
15–11, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Thailand Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto China Zhang Jun
China Zhang Wei
5–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
12–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
11–15, 15–5, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Brunei Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Denmark Michael Søgaard
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15–2, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Malaysia Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan China Liu Yong
China Yu Jinhao
6–15, 15–5, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Indonesia Open Indonesia Davis Efraim Indonesia Antonius Budi Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
3–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Brunei Open Indonesia Davis Efraim Indonesia Cun Cun Haryono
Indonesia Ade Lukas
15–8, 4–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Brunei Open Indonesia Davis Efraim Indonesia Cun Cun Haryono
Indonesia Ade Lukas
8–15, 15–11, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 U.S. Open United States Peng Yun Canada Mike Beres
Canada Valerie Loker
21–13, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series/Satellite

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Canadian International United States Phillip Chew Netherlands Ruud Bosch
Netherlands Koen Ridder
13–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Puerto Rico International United States Phillip Chew Guatemala Kevin Cordon
Guatemala Rodolfo Ramirez
19–21, 21–13, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Santo Domingo Open United States Phillip Chew Guatemala Kevin Cordon
Guatemala Rodolfo Ramirez
23–21, 15–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Indonesia International Indonesia Davis Efraim Indonesia Eng Hian
Indonesia Hermono Yuwono
15–5, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 French International Indonesia Davis Efraim Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Victo Wibowo
10–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 USA International United States Jing Yu Hong Canada Toby Ng
Canada Michelle Li
16–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Brazil International United States Eva Lee Australia Glenn Warfe
Australia Leanne Choo
21–11, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Peru International United States Eva Lee Canada Toby Ng
Canada Grace Gao
11–21, 21–14, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Brazil International United States Eva Lee United States Hock Lai Lee
United States Priscilla Lun
21–11, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series/ Satellite tournament

Invitation Tournament

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Copenhagen Masters Indonesia Candra Wijaya Denmark Lars Paaske
Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
15–11, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Copenhagen Masters Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
7–8, 7–5, 4–7, 7–5, 5–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Haryanto Ho". Profile. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "3 Talented Badminton Players Become US Citizens". Web Article. BirdieEvents. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2013.