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The English version of our page and the numbers show that the title Hero of the Year belongs to Malin Kleinsmith. The interview with this athlete was read by a record-breaking number of readers in its English form. Record-breaking is an understatement! Overwhelmingly record-breaking, mega and totally record-breaking. I'll add modestly that I was the one to hold this interview, and that the athlete was suggested to me by Anna Mazurenko. ()

The Russian page was read regularly. The most views were gathered by the interview with Dimitry Trubin. I'll add modestly... You know...

Time for our Polish version of The numbers don't lie. About 200 (two hundred) articles, as usual: results and interviews. Every competition held in this ugly year of 2020 was important, very important, crucial. If not for the first ones, the next ones couldn't be held, and so on. The organizers risked, waited, decided and somehow we managed to survive the season.

Which material was the most read one on the Polish There's no particular record. But there is a Hero! Kamil Jabłoński!

He participated in every competition held last season. He didn't let anything pass. He won what could be won. If he lost, he still interested the readers to a great extent. There was no season in Poland (if my memory is correct) when one competitor was so invested and active. Congratulations to Kamil.

Here's a quick list of events where he shone last season:

January 18, 2020 – Germany competitions – 1st place;

February 22, 2020 – Sandomierz competitions – 1st place;

June 6, 2020 – Vendetta on the left arm in GB (Garry Ricket), won; (unofficial competition);

July 3-5, 2020 – Senec Hand – 1st place on the left and right arm. Among the defeated: Jakub Janczy and German, Slovak and Ukrainian athletes, among others;

August 8, 2020 – Dieppe, France - 2 gold medals without any difficulties at this extremely important competition, at the event which “rebirthed” IFA in the country of Honoré de Balzaca, if you know who I'm talking about.

August 21, 2020 – Gniew Castle tournament. Gold on the left arm, above – ATTENTION! - Marek Majak, Waldemar Neryng. In the open left, 2nd place behind Oleksander Kulishov.

Vendetta nad Wisłą”

August 30, 2020 - “Vendetta nad Wisłą” with Marcin Lachowicz; a loss after an interesting duel.

And here, Ladies and Gentlemen, we have to mention a new occurance in Polish armwrestling! The participants of this “event” were: Kamil, of course, Marcin, of course, and Konrad Jaworowski. Konrad, with the use of funny videos, hyped up the battle so well that even I – a rather lazy person – trudged to the Vistula river, into these dark bushes, to see the duel. I trudged quite literally because first I took a taxi and then walked through dark mud with one hand over my wallet and the other over my glasses! Tragedy! But then I arrived, I made it in time and along with 30 spectators from all sides of Poland, I watched a perfect, dramatic Vendetta. Sports-wise it didn't matter at all, I'll be honest here. But socially – it mattered a whole lot! A meeting of fanatics, missing one another, the duels, the armwrestling atmosphere.

I'd love to see this again, and I have an idea! Again, the last weekend of August, in the same spot, but a little differently. Kamil and Marcin as the supervisors. And each of them puts forward “their” competitor. Just an idea.

Gentlemen, what do you think?

September 5-6, 2020 – Polish Championships in Koszalin – gold in the +105 category on the left; bronze on the right;

September 26, 2020 – Suwalki, a Vendetta with Michal Weglicki, currently the strongest Polish competitor on the right arm. A loss, if I remember correctly...

October 10, 2020 – Miedzychod. Two golds on the right arm defeating Marek Majak who, a month earlier, won with Kamil at the Polish Championships. The left arm was out of this world! There were 46 competitors in the open category. Kamil has shown that he really shouldn't be underestimated. He won with everyone, including Marek Majak, Kacper Sinica and competitors from abroad.

Ranking URPA

Of course, there's still the URPA Ranking. Here, every duel and every point matter. And here's the results.

To finish off, I want to congratulate Kamil once again and ask a question – what about 2021? I know for sure that Kamil won't miss any competition and I'd like to wish him good health and strength. And for all of us to meet at, for example, the Gniew Castle!


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