Marek is only 16 and his sports life is only just starting. Let’s not call it a career – it’s still too early for that. I still feel that his debut at the Polish Championships and the European Championships is worth writing about. ()
The local media wrote about him right away. I recommend this Wodzisław Śląski article.
“I’ve met amazing people in Finland. I could rely on them for help and support in every situation. I’m making my dreams come true. I promise to train harder and fight for gold next year.”
“When I was standing on the podium, I felt very happy to represent Poland.”
Marek’s mom, Ania, says that her son is a very good, helpful and talented boy. He does all kinds of sports.
“He really likes football, he also plays volleyball and basketball. He’s a member of the junior football team Dąb Gaszowice. When he was 10 years old, he picked up armwrestling. Because he suffers from cerebral palsy on his left side, his right arm is very strong.”
Due to his condition, doctors disadvised playing football. Ironically, football made him more goodbody. It’s similar with armwrestling. Marek also loves walking with his dog, Spider.
Polish Championships results:
European Championships results:
And a few words from Marek:
“I’m 16 and I live in Rydułtowy. I’ve suffered with infantile cerebral palsy since I was born. My “professional” career in armwrstling started in January 2023 but I’ve been armwrestling for much longer. When I was 10, I got into armwrestling because I enjoyed doing it with my classmates and family. Because of my condition, my right leg and arm have always been stronger than the left side of my body.
The breakthrough happened when we went to see Mr Tomasz Stefaniak.