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Doctor Tomasz Owczarski from Rehasport Clinic as a new doctor of the men’s Polish handball team!


Doctor Tomasz Owczarski from Rehasport Clinic was appointed as a new doctor of Polish handball team! Soon in Tricity our players will fight for the Olympics.

This year is highly important to Polish handball players. In January in Cracow they didn’t make it to the semi-finals of European championship as they were defeated by Croatia. In effect, Michael Biegler, our coach at that time, resigned and new changes were introduced in this respect. A new coach was appointed, that is a former outstanding player and now Vive Tauron Kielce carer – Talant Dujszebajew. PhD Tomasz Piontek from Rehasport Clinic will take care of players’ health. – I was appointed as the head doctor of the national handball team and on the 1st of April I am supposed to be present at the training camp in Gdańsk – says PhD Tomasz Owczarski.

Polish players will have a week to prepare for the tournament which will decide about their participation in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. From 8 to 10 April in Ergo Arena in Gdańsk Polish players will encounter Tunisia, Macedonia and Chile – two best teams will make it to the Olympics in Brazil.

– I have operated on many handball players so far, I like this discipline. I support our national team as it is composed of unique and tough players, and I am happy to cooperate with them. If we go to Brazil together, that is going to be fantastic. So far I have been a doctor during the Olympics once and it was a remarkable experience – says doctor Owczarski.

Doctor Tomasz Owczarski has been dealing with sport for years. In the years 1999-2009 he was a doctor of the field hockey Polish national team which he took care of during the Olympic tournament in Sydney in 2000. In the meantime he was also appointed as a medical adviser of the European Field Hockey Federation, he was a head of medical teams during European championship and world championship. Additionally, he operated on numerous sportsmen, among others Henryk Szost, the top Polish marathon runner. He also cooperated with Monika Pyrek, the two-time pole vault world’s champion. Privately, he likes extreme marathons: he has taken part among others in 42-kilometer runs in Naples (at the foot of Mt. Everest), Patagonia, a winter run at Baikal Lake and recently – in Bhutan.

Rehasport Clinic is the official medical partner of the Polish Handball Federation.