In fact, I have to write a "young champion", because Dominik is one of the youngest juniors to fall on the podium of national and international competitions. But, since he starts in the category of 50 and 55 kg, let him be a "small champion" and always smiling and very friendly. ()
Now, less than a year after the debut at the Polish championship in 2017, he is already "recognizing" and not only among athletes and supporters of arm wrestling at the club UKS "Szesnastka", but also more widely. In particular, thanks to social networks, our website armpower.net and several interviews that appeared on Polish television.
Paradoxically - neither Dominik nor his parents - did not plan a sports career. They could not plan future medals, because they had to fight for Dominik's life. From birth, when it became clear that he was suffering from cerebral palsy. Every day was a fight ...
And at the armwrestling competition we saw a little fourteen-year-old boy who was walking on crutches. He pulled with passion and perseverance.
He won his first medals at the Polish Championships in 2017. He represented and still represents the UKS "Szesnastka" from Koszalin. The coach in this club is the physical education teacher, captured by arm-wrestling - Jarosław Zwolak. (In addition, Jarek's passion is amateur radio and fishing.) As a coach, he was not afraid to start classes with eleven-year-old Dominik. He also noticed that for his age, weight and height - the guy has very strong hands. Why not try? Just as an additional form of rehabilitation. At first, classes were held once a week, then more often and, finally, more and more attention and strength was given to studying methods of armwrestling.
Even before the Polish championship, the "Small Champion" won the armwrestling school competitions in his weight, and in the open category was the third.
In Szczyrk at the Polish championship in 2017 he won two medals. Of course at the competitions there was also Dominik's dad, Damian Zaorski - an experienced participant in extreme races, marathons and mountain tracks. And the atmosphere of the event appealed to both Zaorski.
The next challenge was the European Championship, which was held in Poland. There really was a serious struggle, a large number of participants. The athlete and his father did not see this before. Dominik represented Poland very courageously.