Waikato Badminton’s Wojtek Czyz proudly earns New Zealand’s first international para badminton medal. Wojtek, a lower leg amputee with an SL3 classification has spent the week competing at the FOX’s Indonesia Para Badminton International, a Grade 2, Level 3 event in Yogyakarta.
Wojtek, and his scratch partner Roziqin Khoirur (Indonesia) progressed out of their group stage matches and into the elimination rounds. Their quarter-finals success over India’s Ezhil/Rajaiah in straight games sets up a semi-final clash against top seeds and Indonesian home favourites, Dwiyoko/Setiawan.
QUARTER-FINALS: Wojtek CZYZ / ROZIQIN Khoirur defeated EZHIL / RAJAIAH (IND) 21-12, 21-18
SEMI-FINALS: CZYZ / ROZIQIN defeated by DWIYOKO / SETIAWAN (INA) 14-21, 7-21
Wojtek also competed in the SL3 Men’s Singles, bowing out in the quarter-final stage. A narrow 22-20 lost in the deciding game against Dwiyoko DWIYOKO in the group stages, placed him against Indonesia’s Maman NURJAMAN in the quarters.
GROUP STAGE: Wojtek Czyz def by Dwiyoko DWIYOKO (INA) 21-17, 15-21, 20-22
QUARTER-FINALS: Wojtek Czyz def by Maman NURJAMAN (INA) 12-21, 9-21
Congratulations to Wojtek on his international performance, and marking a milestone in the para badminton space for New Zealand.
The full results from FOX's Indonesia Para Badminton International, are available via Tournament Software.