Tomasz Adamek Knocks Andrew Golota Out in Five Mark Vester boxingscene. com 10-24-2009
At the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland, cruiserweight king Tomasz Adamek (39-1, 27KOs) made the big move to heavyweight and battered Andrew Golota (41-8, 33KOs) for a fifth-round TKO to win the vacant IBF International heavyweight title. Thousands of Polish fans stood on their feet in the arena to cheer on two of the most popular fighters in the country.
Adamek came out quick with shots to the head and body, working Golota over as the crowd went wild. Golota started pressing forward and Adamek did not back off. Adamek continued to also press forward with hard shots. The two of them traded hard combinations at close range. Adamek began to move more and jumped in with combos when Golota got close. A three punch combination by Adamek sent Golota down in the final minute. He was able to get to his feet and began to chase after Adamek to force an all-out brawl.
Golota came out in the second round coming foward and trying to press the action. A brief time out was called to replace Golota's mouthpiece. Golota continued to press while looking for a big punch. Adamek stayed on the back foot, throwing combinations and quick punches while staying away. A cut opened up above Golota's left eye.
Golota came back out in the third with the same fire. Adamek was more than willing to exchange hard shots. Golota took the punches well and pressed forward. Adamek received his second warning for a low blow while mixing up his punches to the head and body. Golota started to push Adamek back with hard punches while working his way in with a straight jab. A huge Golota chant broke out in the crowd.
In the fourth, a big Golota chant at the start. Golota coming forward and Adamek buzzing him with a good counter. Adamek jumped on him with a variety of shots to finish him off. Golota fought his way out of trouble. Adamek was on a real high. He started getting more brave by standing his ground to exchange hard power shots. Golota landed a left on the inside. Adamek took the punch well.
At the start of the fifth, a huge hook sent Golota down for the second time in the contest. Adamek jumped on him with punches from all angles and tried to finish him off. Golota was in all sorts of trouble and tried to hold on. The ref jumped in and stopped the contest as Adamek was battering him.
Britanny Denson, a 22yo American player in a Polish basketball team broke the nose of her Polish opponent. It is a repeated offence of the American player. www.tvn24.pl/-1,1634582,0,1,koszykarka-znokautowana--ma-zlamany-nos-bandytyzm,wiadomosc.html
We strongly protest against such banditism and aggression, says the Wisła Krakow team manager whose player was injured.
Doping skier gets two year suspension 07.04.2010 09:43
The Polish Skiing Union disciplinary committee has disqualified Nordic skier Kornelia Marek from competitions for two years after she was caught doping.
“Kornelia Marek cannot take part in national or international ski competitions for two years and is suspended as a member of Poland’s ski team,” said Zbigniew Waskiewicz, head of the committee, following Kornelia Marek failing dope tests after the 4x5 km cross country ski relay in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
“Marek violated the Olympic Games’ regulations by taking an illegal substance. It is still unclear whether she did this herself or was helped by someone else,” added Waskiewicz.
Earlier, the Polish cross country skier denied taking synthetic hormones (EPO) and accused her doctor and physiotherapist Vitaliy Trypoliski of giving them to her without her permission. The physiotherapist, who also testified before the committee, denied giving Marek any EPO shots, however.
In addition to disqualifying Marek, the Polish Skiing Union has asked the Sports Ministry to suspend her sports grant. However, Marek is still allowed to train and prepare herself for future tournaments. Marek could, consequently, take part Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014.
FC Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc has outraged arch-rival Rangers FC fans after getting a provocative tattoo on his stomach.
The tattoo, inked around the goalie’s belly button, depicts a chimp showing its bum with the inscription the singular word, “Rangers”.
Boruc flashed the brand-new tattoo at the supporters after Celtic’s victory at the recent Glasgow derby. After the incident the Rangers Supporters’ Trust called him a “bigoted buffoon.”
It is not the first time Boruc has shocked the rivals’ fans. In 2008, the Polish goalie wore a T-shirt with the image of the Pope, knowing that most of Rangers’ fans are Protestants. In February, the Celtic star had the word "Addicted" tattooed on his neck after internet rumours that he had failed a drugs test.
Boruc allegedly told his friends that he regretted having the tattoo done and plans to remove it. He said the tattoo was done on the spur of the moment and was supposed to be great laugh.
Rangers’ fans have failed to see the funny side, however.
Pudzianowski loses out to Sylvia in MMA fight 22.05.2010 10:51
Mariusz Pudzianowski, the world’s strongest man, lost his MMA fight with American Tim Sylvia, twice MMA title holder. It is the ‘Dominator’s’ first pro loss in the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), which he has been involved with for a few months.
After a hard-hitting start by Pudzianowski had no effect on his rival, he spent the two rounds wearing himself out with continuing hits. Pudzianowski also fractured his metatarsus in the opening moments of the fight, hampering his ability to effectively stand up against Sylvia, aka 'The Maine-iac'.
"My stamina and condition did not let me continue the fight," Pudzianowski told journalists after the fight, Friday, adding that he "didn't show [the pain], but it hurt to stand" on his broken foot throughout the fight.
Sylvia, who is more experienced in Mixed Martial Arts, quietly waited for his chance at a counter-attack, ultimately forcing Pudzianowski to tap out in the second round.
26.09.2010 12:55 Tomasz Gollob won the Italian Speedway Grand Prix in Terenzano, Saturday, which also crowns him Speedway World Champion. Gollob is the first Pole to hold a speedway gold medal since Jerzy Szczakiel in 1973. Previously Gollob had won two silver and four bronze medals in the Speedway Grand Prix, and has been Poland’s speedway champion eight times. “It was a fantastic evening and a great day for me,” Gollob told journalists after winning the final race adding “I still can’t believe I won the title!”. Born on 11 April 1971, Gollob has been a top speedway rider for over ten years, but never managed to win the Grand Prix since its founding in 1995. The closest he got was in 1999, but in the end lost out to Swede Tony Rickardsson.
Poland takes medals at world windsurfing championships 18.10.2010 13:58 Poles have captured silver and bronze at the Junior World Championships in Formula Windsurfing class in Brazil. Jacek Piasecki and Maciej Rutkowski, came second and third to Gabriel Brown, representing the host nation, Brazil. Brown was in the lead from the first runs and maintained his advantage throughout the competition. Seventeen year old Jacek Piasecki has already a European Championship title in Formula Windsurfing to his credit. Maciej Rutkowski, who is one year older, has even greater merit – a junior World and European championship in the Slalom, his favorite event. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Poland world’s second best at Sumo wrestling18.10.2010 00:35 Poland finished second - with only Japan above them in the medal table - in the Sumo World Championships in Warsaw this weekend.
The Polish team of grapplers won three gold and four bronze at the championships, which finished Sunday, in both senior and junior categories.
Japan topped the medal table with eight gold, four silver and five bronze.
Sylwia Krzemień, Andrzej Mazurek and Natalia Kołnierzak won gold for Poland in this most oriental of sports in the Open, Junior 100 kg and Junior 60 kg categories respectively.
“I was thinking about a medal, but gold was not in my wildest dreams,” Sylwia Krzemień, who has a Physical Education degree from Gorzow Wielkopolski university, told journalists on Sunday.
Russia came third in the medal table and Ukraine fourth.
Three hundred wrestlers from 25 countries including Netherlands, Brazil, Bulgaria, Mongolia and Azerbaijan took part, with a 16-strong Polish team.
The next world championships in Sumo wrestling will take place in Egypt.
Sumo in Poland has its beginning in 1995, when, during the European Championships in Greco-Roman wrestling in France, representatives of the International Sumo Federation asked Poland to get a team together and compete in the newly organised world championships.
Jacek Jaracz won Poland’s first ever medal, a bronze at the world championships in Japan in 1998 and Poland finished third in the team event. Since then Poland has been a hefty contender in world Sumo, says the Polish Sumo Federation web site.
Kubica regains consciousness after rally crash threatens career 07.02.2011 12:54 Kubica taken to hospital yesterday after high speed rally crash; photo - EPA Poland’s F1 driver, Robert Kubica has regained consciousness after a seven-hour operation to save his arm from amputation after he crashed during the Ronde di Andora rally in northern Italy, Sunday.
“The operation was a success, and the signs are positive,” said Professor Mario Igor Rossello, a specialist surgeon who supervised the operating team of seven doctors to save the racing driver.
“We still need at least six days to determine whether the limb’s blood circulation is normal, however,” Rossello added, warning that further operations may have to be undertaken.
“I hope that the wounds will heal fast, and that Kubica will gain complete control of his arm within a year,” the surgeon stated.
F1 team wishes “a quick recovery”
In an official statement released by Lotus Renault, Eric Boullier, the team’s managing director said that “the news of Robert’s accident came as a real shock to the whole team.”
“All of us at Lotus Renault GP wish him a quick recovery […],” the statement reads, also thanking the team of surgeons for their work in saving Kubica’s arm.
Boullier, along with team-mate Vitaly Petrov, are to travel to Italy to see Kubica. “We are impatiently waiting for his return,” Boullier writes in the official statement.
Out of luck?
Since starting his F1 career in 2006, Robert Kubica has only had one major accident.
On 10 June 2007 during the 27th lap of the Canada Grand Prix he hit a concrete barrier at 230 km/h, causing his car to flip and crash into barriers on the other side of the track. He came out of the crash with no injuries.
A year later, on 8 June 2008, Kubica took to the podium in his first-ever F1 win, on exactly the same course he had crashed on.
Passion for rally driving
Robert Kubica is known for his passion of rally driving. After signing his contract with Renault after transferring from BMW Sauber, he took part in a few rally competitions between the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
Lotus Renault boss Eric Boullier has admitted that both parties were aware of the risk Kubica was taking in taking part in the rallies, and the driver’s contract did not prohibit such activity.
“Both parties – the team and Robert – were aware of the risks. It was a joint decision,” Boullier stated. (jb)
Video of the course from the perspective of the car of racer Daniel Moreno, who started soon after Robert Kubica.
Kubica regains consciousness after rally crash threatens career 07.02.2011 12:54
Poland’s F1 driver, Robert Kubica has regained consciousness after a seven-hour operation to save his arm from amputation after he crashed during the Ronde di Andora rally in northern Italy, Sunday.
For some time I couldn`t understand how Kubica could lose his right hand/forearm if the driver`s door was almost untouched. Now it is clear that a metal barrier on the side of the road went through the car and crushed his arm.
See the film www.tvn24.pl/-1,1692023,0,1,zobacz--jak-sie-rozbil-kubica,wiadomosc.html