Sports clubs supported by HMS
Club Academy of Artistic Gymnastics Sosnowiec
The sports club operating in Sosnowiec since 2017 has dozens of medals from artistic gymnastics competitions both from Poland and abroad.
The club unites over 20 players.
Below: Training before the competition
Below: Silesian Championships in artistic gymnastics – Bielsko Biała, March 2019
Below: International Artistic Gymnastics Championship Sosnowiec Cup – Sosnowiec, May 2019
Achievements and titles
GKS Czarni Bytom
„Czarni” Bytom is one of the largest and most successful martial arts clubs in Poland. Every year, it brings together over 750 students and players. It is a club of sport successes, a club of medal winners at the Olympic Games, World Championships and European Championships, a club of championship titles won in the Polish Championships in all categories.
The club „Czarni” Bytom is the work of the late President Józef Wiśniewski and the people he gathered around him. Together, they created a professional Judo Club in Poland, where a huge number of children and young people train.
The establishment of this judo club in Bytom was a coincidence. Late Józef Wiśniewski came to Bytom and undertook to introduce this, at the time, very little-known field of sport in Poland. The beginnings were not easy. There was no place suitable for training, no equipment, no funds and no youth interested in this unknown discipline. However, thanks to his ambition, determination and hard work, the founder and then trainer of Bytom judo began to aim for the goal of judo development in Bytom and high sports achievements around the world.
„Czarni” Bytom is a club that has a lot of successes on its account. An extraordinary phenomenon is Waldemar Legień. Two-time Olympic Champion, three-time World Championship medalist, European Champion and European Championship medalist, eight-time Polish Champion, two-time winner of the Plebiscite for the Best Polish Athlete in 1988 and 1992, awarded with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. In 1993 he became the coach of the 1st team of „Czarni” receiving this function from the hands of coach Józef Wiśniewski who was retiring after 23 years.
Janusz Wojnarowicz, two-time European Vice-Champion – Rotterdam 2005 and Tampere 2006; Robert Krawczyk, medalist of the World Championships, Olympian in Sydney; Przemysław Matyjaszek, fifth athlete of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, European runner-up Lisbon 2008, Paweł Zagrodnik, fifth athlete of the Olympic games London 2012, runner-up and medalist of the European Youth Championships; Piotr Sadowski V player of the European Championships, coach of the first team of „Czarni” Bytom; Ewa Konieczny, European Junior and Vice Champion; Beata Rainczuk, Polish representative, member of the National Team; Arleta Podolak, Junior World Champion 2013; Lubljana and Beata Pacut, bronze medalist of the European Youth Games Trabzon 2011. These are just one of the few successes of the team of „Czarni” Bytom. It was thanks to them that the club became loud on the world stage.
„Czarni” Bytom is a club with over 50 years of tradition and huge achievements in sport. They are still the power of Polish judo awaiting the successor of champion Waldemar Legień.
The club’s players have won dozens of medals at international competitions since its inception