Para Badminton Milestone for New Zealand

August 29, 2022
This image features New Zealand athlete, Wojtek Czyz with his bronze medal.
Wojtek Czyz - SL3-SL4 Men's Doubles Bronze medallist

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


Wojtek Czyz (WKO) | Photo Credit: Rima Ferdianto

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.

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