I’ve been wondering whether I should write about it or not… “Fair play” – a given in sports. “Don’t seek advantage at all costs”, “play and fight cleanly”, “act with dignity”. We should talk about it! At least for the youth, we should be giving examples. We have to keep the Fair Play spirit alive in these cruel times! ()
Our only hope is in sport! Only in sport can you find examples of honorable gestures, demeanors and deeds. That we act fairly towards each other in our sport is a given. You can always feel the sports-like, friendly atmosphere here. Sometimes, extraordinary situations take place as well, like the one at this year’s Polish Championships. A reminder! Grzesiek Nowotarski got injured before getting to the final with Damian Zaorski. What did Damian do?
He gave up his fight saying that he had no interest fighting with an injured opponent and that he would wait for a different opportunity.
Damian Zaorski on this matter:
«I’ve already finished the final duel. I gave it up because my opponent Grzegorz Nowotarski got a serious injury of the right shoulder. My victory in this situation would make no sense and have no value. Grzesiek’s health is the most important. I believe that we will have another opportunities to revenge this duel soon. It’s still my best result in my short armwrestling career. I want to thank all my opponents for great duels.»
And that’s all! Not much but also a lot.