Arkadiusz Gołaś

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Arkadiusz Gołaś
Arkadiusz Gołaś.jpg
Personal information
Full name Arkadiusz Gołaś
Nationality Polish
Born (1981-05-10)May 10, 1981
Przasnysz, Poland
Died September 16, 2005(2005-09-16) (aged 24)
Griffen, Austria
Hometown Ostrołęka, Poland
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Spike 365 cm (144 in)
Block 352 cm (139 in)
Volleyball information
Position Middle blocker
Number 16
Career
Years Teams
1991-1996
1996-2000
2000-2004
2004-2005
2005-2005
Poland UKS Olimp Ostrołęka
Poland MKS MOS Wola Warszawa
Poland AZS Częstochowa
Italy Sempre Volley
Italy Lube Banca Macerata
National team
2001-2005  Poland
Last updated: October 16, 2014

Arkadiusz Gołaś (May 10, 1981 – September 16, 2005) was a Polish volleyball player, a member of Poland men's national volleyball team in 2001-2005, a participant of the Olympic Games Athens 2004.

Personal life[edit]

He married to Agnieszka (nee Dziewońska) on July 21, 2005. On September 16, 2005 Arkadiusz died in a tragic car accident in Griffen near Klagenfurt in Austria on the A2 motorway.[1] His wife, Agnieszka, was driving, and she survived. Their car hit a concrete wall. They were on their way to Macerata, where Arkadiusz was due to begin playing his first season at the club Lube Banca Macerata. His last game in was as the Polish national team player on September 8, 2005, when Poland beat Portugal (3-0). His funeral held on September 22, 2005 in Ostrołęka.

The grave of Arkadiusz Gołaś in the cemetery in Ostrołęka.

Sports achievements[edit]

Clubs[edit]

National championships[edit]

National team[edit]

FIVB World Cadet Championship[edit]

  • Bronze medal with cup.svg 1999

State awards[edit]

Memory[edit]

After his death, his best friend from the Polish national team - Krzysztof Ignaczak took over wearing the shirt bearing number 16, to honor his memory. The silver medal won by the Polish national team in the World Championship 2006 was dedicated to him. On December 6, 2006 was posthumously awarded Gold Cross of Merit by the Polish President lech Kaczyński for outstanding sports achievements.[2] A sport hall in Ostrołęka has been named after him. Since 2006 it has been the venue for the annual Memorial of Arkadiusz Gołaś. Sebastian Świderski, who was a player in Italian club Lube Banca Macerata in 2007-2010 played with Arkadiusz's number 16 on his shirt. Since 2013, the next Polish volleyball player to sign a contract with this club, Bartosz Kurek, has been playing with Gołaś's number 16 on his shirt. Mariusz Wlazły after gained title of World Champion 2014, he dedicated his medal to him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siatkarz - Arkadiusz Gołaś nie żyje - rmf24.pl - 16-09-2005
  2. ^ Jesteście skuteczniejsi od polityków - prezydent.pl - 06-12-2006