The medals you can see in the picture are Wiesiek and (in a small percentage) Igor's works. Wiesław Rzanny has been in armwrestling since 2003, Igor – since... birth. In front of us we see the effects of 15 years of trainings and thousands of kilometers passed. You know Wiesław for sure, so I'm going to ask just a few things. Time to meet Igor. Enjoy! ()
The medals you can see in the picture are Wiesiek and (in a small percentage) Igor's works.
At the 21st Polish Armwrestling Championships (2021, Gniew Castle), the young Traktor Wolsztyn competitor took home two golds in juniors (15 years), in the +78 kg category on both the left and the right arm. These are Igor's achievements. Wiesław started in seniors and masters. In seniors he got a bronze on the left arm in the 86 kg category. In masters – two gold medals.
PeSzy: Wiesław, please, remind us how you got into armwrestling!
Wiesław Rzanny: I became interested in armwrestling back in 2003. I got the opportunity to compete at a festival in Żary, at a competition organized by Krzysztof Kryszczuk (Goliat Żary club). I won my category there but for the next few years I never did anything in this direction. I read about the competitions that took place.
It was only in 2006 that I decided to try again. But in the nationwide arena it was much more difficult. At every competition I learnt something new, the other athletes told me this and that. I also learnt a lot in Szaki Klub, Żary, where I would go for training for a while.
PeSzy: Then you started succeeding...
Wiesław Rzanny: Back then I have already stood on the podium a few times, which only kept getting me more and more into the sport.
PeSzy: Your son was born – Igor...
Wiesław Rzanny: I went to all these competitions with my wife Ania, and after a few months Igor was born. He went to his first competition with us when he was 3 weeks old. Then another, and another, almost always together, the three of us.