Denny Kantono

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.

Denny Kantono
Personal information
Country Indonesia
Born (1970-01-12) January 12, 1970 (age 51)
Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
HandednessRight
EventMen's doubles
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Men's doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1996 Jakarta Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Jakarta Men's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 1993 Birmingham Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Glasgow Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1996 Hong Kong Men's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Asian Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Beijing Men's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1993 Singapore Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1995 Chiang Mai Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Singapore Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1995 Chiang Mai Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Singapore Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Chiang Mai Men's doubles
BWF profile

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 lifeEdit

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

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's doubles

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

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

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

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

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

Asian CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Antonius Ariantho   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
2–15, 7–15   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

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

Mixed doubles

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

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

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

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Chinese Taipei Open   Zelin Resiana   Nick Ponting
  Gillian Clark
Walkover   Winner
1992 Thailand Open   Zelin Resiana   Aryono Miranat
  Eliza Nathanael
2–15, 15–2, 1–15   Runner-up
  IBF Grand Prix tournament
  IBF Grand Prix Finals tournament

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Polish International   Felix Antonius   Jim Laugesen
  Janek Roos
15–1, 15–7   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  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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