Special Wanganui athlete Diederik Struijck just missed out on his first medal in the world on Boccia in Wellington last weekend.
Struijck was competing at the Lower North Island Championships at the ASB Sports Stadium in Kilbirnie.
Luke Morriss, Director of Boccia, said despite having only a year of playing under his belt, Struijck lost out to local favourite Hyran Daymond in the bronze medal match of the BC3 grade 7-9.
“Apart from Diederik, other promising players such as Northland’s Alex Dickson and Wellington’s Daymond showed that they are going to be forces to be reckoned with over the next few years,” Morriss said.
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