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We Remember Arek Gołaś

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Arkadiusz Gołaś (May 10, 1981 – September 16, 2005) died of a car accident on the Austrian motorway A2 in Griffen near Klagenfurt. Arek was a Polish volleyball player, Olympic athlete and was a member of the Polish National Team from 2001-2005.

In 2006 he was posthumously awarded with the Golden Cross of Merit for his sports achievements.

During his early years, Arek achieved the following:.

MKS MOS Wola Warszawa (1996–2000):

bronze medal of the world championships of cadets (1999)
silver medal of the Polish championship of cadets (1998)
silver medal of the Polish championship of juniors (1999)
Champion of Poland of juniors (2000)

AZS Częstochowa (2000–2004):

triple vice-champion of Poland
third in championships drown the place in Top Teams Cup (2002),
bronze medal winner of the Polish championship (2004)
participant of the Olympics in Athens 2004 (5 place)
Sempre Volley Padua (2004/2005)
Lube Banca Marche Macerata (2005)

We also found this very emotional video which highlights Arek’s life on and off the court.

Gone too soon but you will forever be remembered Arek.

Side Dish: We’ve received this very special article for Arek and it’s in Polish. To read the article click THIS.

You will forever remain in our hearts Arek…


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  1. I am very thankful for appreciation to my article. I have had a dream and I thought to write it. Because Arek was very important person for me. I started to be interested in volleyball because of him. Thank you once again.

  2. Still when I’m thinking about him, I can’t stop the tears. He had everything…God, why? It’s so unfair… :((((

  3. we will always remember [*] “do bloku skoczył najwyżej jak mógł a za ręce złapał go sam Bóg” ;(

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