In my head, I'm still in Rymanow. A dozen or so of the fights surprised me, a few competitors impressed me, there's a lot of great memories to mull over. I wrote about Patryk and Pawel's fights, I wrote about Bogdana and Paulina. Who else? Well, there was a common surname among two female armwrestlers. Julia and Anna Tarasek. ()
We all know Julia as the medalist of many prestigious events but Anna was a first-timer there. It turns out that Mrs Anna is Julia's mom and was convinced to try armwrestling by her daughter. Honestly, I was not surprised when I found out because Julia got into the sport so intensely that it had to rub off on the entire family. Who knows, maybe we will get to see her dad at the table one day as well?
Anyway, the most popular form of passing down sports passion is from father to son, though sometimes it also happens the other way round. You all know Wiesiek Podgorski and his son, Mariusz. Wiesiek started armwrestling when Mariusz wasn't even a plan yet. He wrestled, graduated AWF and kept winning amateur duels in armwrestling, however, it was the younger Podgorski who picked up professional armwrestling first and got Wiesiek into it for real.
It's my first time witnessing the sports passion being passed from daughter to mother. And, as I said before, it doesn't surprise me at all.
They have been active in Poland probably since the middle ages. They served under occupation as well.