Eti Lesmina Tantra (Chinese: 蒂·坦蒂; pinyin: Dì·tǎn dì; born 14 October 1975), is an Indonesian badminton player of Chinese descent. She has represented Indonesia and the United States in international tournaments.

Etty Tantri
Personal information
Birth nameEti Lesmina Tantra
Country United States
Born (1975-10-14) 14 October 1975 (age 44)
Selat Panjang, Kepulauan Meranti, Riau, Indonesia[1]
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
EventWomen's & mixed doubles
BWF profile


Tantri who affiliate with Tangkas club, was selected to join the national team in 1993. She won her first title in 1997 India Open in the women's doubles partnered with Cynthia Tuwankotta. Together with Tuwankotta, she also won the 1997 French Open, becoming the first Indonesians to win a women's doubles title,[2] and at the 1997 Polish Open. Tantri and Tuwankotta were the bronze medalists at the 1997 and 1999 Asian Championships. She claimed the gold medal for the Indonesian women's team and women's doubles (with Tuwankotta) at the 1999 Southeast Asian Games.[1] Tantri competed in 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney with Tuwankotta as the eight seeds, but they were eliminated in the quarterfinals, defeated by Ge Fei and Gu Jun.[3] Partnered with Minarti Timur, she won the women's doubles silver medal at the 2000 Asian Championships. In the mixed doubles, she won the 1997 Polish Open with Flandy Limpele, also the 2002 and 2003 U.S Open with Tony Gunawan. She was part of the national team that won the bronze medal at the 2000 Uber Cup, also the silver and bronze medals at the 2001 and 1999 Sudirman Cup.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Tantri married Tony Gunawan, a 2000 Olympic Games men's doubles gold medalist, on the 29th of July 2002 at the Monte Carlo Chapel in Las Vegas. They have two sons, Christopher and Leon.[5]


Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Jakarta, Indonesia   Minarti Timur   Lee Hyo-jung
  Yim Kyung-jin
8–15, 13–15   Silver
1999 Kuala lumpur, Malaysia   Cynthia Tuwankotta   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
7–15, 6–15   Bronze
1997 Kuala lumpur, Malaysia   Cynthia Tuwankotta   Liu Lu
  Qian Hong
10–15, 9–15   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex,
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
  Cynthia Tuwankotta   Indarti Issolina
  Emma Ermawati
17–15, 15–6   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Polish Open   Cynthia Tuwankotta   Chen Li-chin
  Tsai Hui-min
12–15, 15–8, 15–9   Winner
1997 India Open   Cynthia Tuwankotta   Choi Ma-ree
  Lee Soon-deuk
15–8, 14–17, 15–5   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 U.S. Open   Tony Gunawan   Hwang Ji-man
  Lee Eun-woo
15–5, 15–9   Winner
2002 U.S. Open   Tony Gunawan   Simon Archer
  Marina Andrievskaya
7–11, 11–4, 11–6   Winner
1997 Polish Open   Flandy Limpele   Imam Tohari
  Emma Ermawati
15–7, 15–6   Winner

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 French International   Cynthia Tuwankotta   Ella Miles
  Sara Sankey
14–17, 15–3, 15–7   Winner


  1. ^ a b "Etty/Cynthia want SEA Games gold in first debut". The Jakarta Post. 18 July 1999. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  2. ^ Santoso, Hadi (30 October 2017). "Pertama dalam 20 Tahun, Indonesia Raih Gelar Terbanyak di French Open". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Indonesia are top of the tree". 6 September 2000. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  4. ^ "2000 Uber Cup Semifinal". Archived from the original on 14 December 2006. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  5. ^ Santoso, Hadi (28 July 2012). "Tony Gunawan, orang Indonesia kini bela Amerika di Olimpiade". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 October 2019.

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