Maja Tvrdy

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Maja Tvrdy
Personal information
Country  Slovenia
Born (1983-11-20) 20 November 1983 (age 34)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Height 5.6" (170cm)
Handedness Right
Women's Singles
Highest ranking 43 (WS) 17 December 2009
72 (WD with Spela Silvester) 29 October 2009
67 (XD with Iztok Utrosa) 22 October 2009
Current ranking retired
BWF profile

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

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.


Mediterranean Games[edit]

Event 2013
Mediterranean Games Women's Singles Med 3.png Bronze
Mediterranean Games Women's Doubles Med 3.png Bronze with Nika Končut

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Mercosul International Brazil Lohaynny Vicente 21–11, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Slovenian International Belgium Lianne Tan 16–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Puerto Rico International Canada Anna Rice 21–13, 12–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Santo Domingo Open Canada Anna Rice 21–19, 21–23, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) winner
2009 Slovenian International Belgium Lianne Tan 21–10, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Hungarian International Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva 11–21, 8–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Pakistan International Slovenia Maja Kersnik 11–21, 22–20, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Jordan Satellite Portugal Telma Santos 21–15, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Mauritius International Italy Agnese Allegrini 21–18, 9–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Lithuanian International Estonia Kati Tolmoff 19–21, 21–15, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Slovak International Ukraine Maria Martynenko 21–18, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Israel International no record no record 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Italian International Denmark Line Isberg 11–2, 11–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Mauritius International Portugal Ana Moura South Africa Michelle Edwards
South Africa Chantal Botts
21–16, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

Slovenian National Badminton Championships[edit]

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)


  1. ^ London 2012 Archived 2012-08-01 at the Wayback Machine.

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