You know Patryk from various international events. Read about how hard it was for him to prepare for competition, what role his friends and club played in it. An optimistic story, despite everything. Enjoy! ()
PeSzy: We talked recently, on the 16th of February 2021 [LINK]. I will start with the simplest question - what has been happening in your life, sports-wise but also in private, nowadays?
A lot has changed since then in both aspects of my life. Let's start with sports. I think that my starts at bigger national events ended on the Polish Championships in Gniew. I prepared a lot for the Polish Cup but I was sent on quarantine a day before the event because I had been in contact with a person infected with Covid, so I couldn't go in the end. I didn't train until Christmas, maybe a little at my work gym.
PeSzy: Did you miss training, your friends and events?
Patryk Weterle: Mostly training because I see my club friends almost non-stop. I also missed starts and I felt hunger for fights. I started preparing for the competition in Jaworzno. The preparations went on, I had a great plan and was getting closer to the event...
Everything went great until a situation arose and I couldn't to. You probably know what happened so I won't mention it.
PeSzy: I know and I understand. How did you cope?
Patryk Weterle: I broke down mentally and physically and I thought I wouldn't start again. I went to the gym, did physical therapy, I worked out in general to stay fit because I never thought I would armwrestle once again that year.
Then Krzysiek Łącki called me and asked if I wanted to start at the European Championships because they wanted to sign me up.
I had so much on my mind I forgot the European Championships were coming.