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Maja Tvrdy (born 20 November 1983) is a Slovenian badminton player. She competed for Slovenia at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

Maja Tvrdy
Personal information
Country Slovenia
Born (1983-11-20) 20 November 1983 (age 35)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Height5.6" (170cm)
HandednessRight
Women's Singles
Highest ranking43 (WS) 17 December 2009
72 (WD with Spela Silvester) 29 October 2009
67 (XD with Iztok Utrosa) 22 October 2009
Current rankingretired
BWF profile

Maja Tvrdy is the most successful badminton player of Slovenia, who participated and represented Slovenia at two Olympic Games: 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, where she achieved 17th place in the individual event and the Summer Olympic Games 2012 in London, where she lost in the qualifying round. She is only the second Slovenian female player to participate at any Olympic Games in this sport (after Maja Pohar – Sydney Olympics in 2000).

She won two bronze medals at Mediterranean Games in Mersin 2013 – 3rd place in the individual event and 3rd place in women's doubles event, partnered by Nika Koncut.

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AchievementsEdit

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Mersin University Hall, Mersin, Turkey   Agnese Allegrini 21–16, 21–16   Bronze

Women's doubles

Year Venue Match Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Mersin University Hall, Mersin, Turkey 1   Nika Končut   Émilie Lefel
  Audrey Fontaine
23–25, 12–21   Bronze
2   Neslihan Yiğit
  Özge Bayrak
13–21, 16–21
3   Karin Maran
  Xandra Stelling
21–12, 21–10

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Mercosul International   Lohaynny Vicente 21–11, 21–13   Winner
2010 Slovenian International   Lianne Tan 16–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2009 Puerto Rico International   Anna Rice 21–13, 12–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2009 Santo Domingo Open   Anna Rice 21–19, 21–23, 21–18   winner
2009 Slovenian International   Lianne Tan 21–10, 21–16   Winner
2008 Hungarian International   Petya Nedelcheva 11–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2007 Pakistan International   Maja Kersnik 11–21, 22–20, 21–15   Winner
2007 Jordan Satellite   Telma Santos 21–15, 21–18   Winner
2007 Mauritius International   Agnese Allegrini 21–18, 9–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2006 Lithuanian International   Kati Tolmoff 19–21, 21–15, 21–15   Winner
2006 Slovak International   Maria Martynenko 21–18, 21–14   Winner
2006 Israel International no record no record   Winner
2004 Italian International   Line Isberg 11–2, 11–8   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Mauritius International   Ana Moura   Michelle Edwards
  Chantal Botts
21–16, 21–18   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

Slovenian National Badminton ChampionshipsEdit

She is 14-times Slovenian National Badminton Championships winner:

  • 8-times national champion in the individual event (in the years 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013).
  • 5-times national champion in women's doubles event (in 2002 – partnered by Maja Pohar, 2003 – partnered by Maja Kersnik, 2004 – partnered by Maja Kersnik, 2009 – partnered by Špela Silvester, 2013 – partnered by Živa Repše)
  • 1-time national champion in mixed doubles (in 2006 – partnered by Luka Petrič)

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