We present to you: Maciej Sośnicki - armwrestler, coach of the legendary first Polish armwrestling club - Zloty Tur, Gdynia. Physical education teacher in one of the Gdynia schools, organizer of youth and student competitions, and most importantly ... an armwrestling referee. At the European Championship in 2019, was elected the best referee of the championship. This title underlines the importance of the phenomenon, which I boldly call the “Polish school of refereeing in armwrestling”, and is the result of the work begun by Monika Duma and Judyta Wierczyńska. We congradulate Maciej on this well-deserved honor, and he briefly shares his impressions of Greece. ()
Maciej, at every competition I see your excellent work at the table. It has been rated. How did you respond to the title of best referee?
- First, it was a big surprise! During the presentation of memorable gifts to the referee, the organizer did not let me go to the stage immediately. I did not know what was going on. When the commentator said that he was inviting the best referee of the championship to the stage, I didn’t believe it. Awesome emotions!
What is for you – to be referee in our sport?
- This is not a profession; this is a passion. I like it! I could not wait to go to the European Championship. I was counting the days for this event.
What are the impressions after?
- The first two days – junior starts with a new category of 14-16 years. Despite such a young age, the athletes were very well prepared.