A big event before the match against Germany. Outstanding representatives were honored

A big event before the match against Germany.  Outstanding representatives were honored

Before the match against Germany, a unique ceremony took place in Spodek. Outstanding representatives unveiled commemorative plaques on the Katowice Walk of Fame.

Traditionally, Polish volleyball players inaugurated the national team season with a sparring match in Katowice. Their rivals were the Germans, led by Michał Winiarski. It is not without reason that this test match takes place in this city, because it has been considered the “volleyball mecca” for years. Many times the Katowice saucer “flyed away” thanks to the brilliant play of the white and red team, who have been successful in the international arena for years.

The Walk of Fame has expanded once again

Sparring with the Germans started after 17:00. Two hours earlier on the same day, the seventh edition of the Volleyball Walk of Fame began, commemorating outstanding figures of this sport. Since 2017, 39 personalities and institutions related to the volleyball world have left a lasting mark on it. As every year, outstanding figures who made history unveiled their commemorative plaques.

This time, this honor went to outstanding representatives – Aleksandra Jagieło, Magdalena Śliwa, Jakub Jarosz and Marcin Janusz. Additionally, there were two plaques commemorating important events – the 1964 Olympic Games and the 1974 World Championships. “You have to remember that in volleyball, the team is the most important thing. She wins, it is always a result of the work of more than one person,” said Marcin Janusz, quoted by PAP in Polsat Sport.

“The uniqueness of tomorrow's ceremony also results from the fact that a plaque will be unveiled commemorating the bronze medal won by the Polish women's team at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Exactly 60 years have passed since this extremely important event. The year 2024 is also 50 years since Poland won the first – and moreover gold – medal in the world championships in Mexico in 1974, this event will also be commemorated with a special plaque in the Walk of Fame,” informs PZPS.

– I would especially like to thank the city of Katowice for the next edition of the Volleyball Walk of Fame. I hope that we will continue to develop the Avenue together for many years, said Sebastian Świderski, president of PZPS, quoted by Dziennik Zachodni.

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