Halim Haryanto Ho

Athlete Bio


5’ 8”/174 meters




West Covina


Halim Haryanto Ho became a citizen of the United States of America in 2011…Born in Bandung, West Java Indonesia to Hadimulya Ho and Ana Wun on September 23, 1976, Halim competed for his native Indonesia before moving to the United States in late 2004…Started playing badminton at the age of eight years old…Joined the Indonesia National Badminton Team in 1995 as a specialist in men’s doubles…Won the gold medal at the 2001 World Badminton Championship in Seville, Spain with men’s doubles partner Tony Gunawan…Began his coaching career, while maintaining a full competition schedule, in 2002 at the SGS Badminton Club in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia coaching the Junior Team…Won numerous gold, silver and bronze medals for Indonesia at international events until resigning from the Indonesia National Badminton Team in October 2004...Immigrated to the United States of America in the fall of 2004…Began coaching at the Bay Badminton Center in Burlingame, Calif. upon his arrival in the United States in late 2004…Has reached the highest level of coaching certification in the U.S. as a Level 4 Certified High Performance Coach for USA Badminton…Continued to compete competitively in Badminton World Federation events in 2005, now representing the United States of America…Is a member of the 2011 United States Pan American Games Badminton Team that will compete at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, October 14-30…Graduated from West Java, Indonesia High School in 1994…Competed in badminton while in high school…Became a Certified Massage Therapist in 2006…Speaks English and Indonesian fluently…Hobbies include playing basketball and swimming…Has an i-pod full of all kinds of music…Is a fan of the