Robert Kołodziejek appeared at the XVIII Polish Armwrestling Championships, as one of many debutantes. One of many, but unique. Get to know the unique history of this athlete. ()
Robert Kołodziejek is 16, he is a high school student in Koszalin. He never did any sports. He attended physical education lessons only in the first four grades of elementary school, then he had to quit. Computer games replaced football, running, cycling. All because of a faulty hip. From his birth he could not move freely, let alone play sports.
He lost his parents very early. His mom died when he was three years old, his dad - when he was nine. He lives with his grandmother, they look after each other. Computer games could only go so far in compensating for actual movement. However, an unexpected change has recently occurred in the life of the teenager.
We owe this in part to educational reform. Grammar school and high school students started having classes in a shared building.
Robert was walking on his crutches along the school corridor when he met a physical education teacher. Jarosław Zwolak, because that's who it was, is also the coach of the famous Koszalin club "UKS Szesnastka". For years, his competitors and athletes have won medals at Polish and international events. The club occupies leading positions in the junior classification at the Polish Championships and the Polish Cup.