Unique fragments of the book written by Igor Mazurenko came to armpower.net. Touch the history of the Zloty Tur! ()
Zloty Tur # 1
February 20, 2000
Gdynia, Tomado Club
Prize: $ 1,200
It actually was a match Poland vs Ukraine. We should have started with something, and athletes from the Ukraine were close to us, they wanted to participate, and most importantly – they were high-leveled. It was the first meeting on the first permanently inscribed in the history of armwrestling in Poland, and later in the whole world. In 2003, an international organization Professional Armwrestling League (PAL) noticed achieves of "Tur" and took us under its wing. "Zloty Tur Cup" was transformed into "Professional World Cup".
2000 year and the first Zloty Tur were conclusive dominance Ukrainian participants with Gregory Bondaruk starring. Polish players, even though I selected the best of the best, had no chance.
Figures do not lie:
Starters: five women and twenty-nine men, two performances in Poland and Ukraine. Outside the competition turned out to be Ukrainian Bondaruk Gregory, who won both in his weight category (-81 kg), and in the prestigious open category. This Ukrainian guy who weighted barely 78 kg, had no problems with the victory over the participants, which shape just accelerated heartbeat.
From Editor's Note (Piotr Szymanowski): Again, I allow myself to delve into memories. The phenomenon of participation in the Zloty Tur were people with disabilities. I once helped the participant in a wheelchair during the battle. He contended with the rival’s coach with emotion and cries. He fall off the platform and lost his voice. But won! There’s no other sport discipline which accepts members with disabilities so obvious open and direct way! Without big words and declarations, without ostentation. No matter if someone comes to the table on the prostheses or on a wheelchair. He fights! This is one of the phenomena of armwrestling. Then, during the first round Dariusz Gabrynowicz, won in the finals with Janusz Bulka.
Ladies, too, showed mostly male audience, that they know how to fight.