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Tomasz Sordyl

Tomasz Sordyl

Age: 22
Hometown: Andrychow
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National Federation
Polski Zwiazek Alpinizmu

Personal details

When did you start competing in international competitions? Where do you see yourself in the next years?
My first time at the international competition was in 2011 at Speed European Youth Cup in Chamonix. But still I think I need some more experience as a regular competitor. I remember that for a long time when I was looking at other competitors I was thinking: They need it more than I do. And that was blocking me a bit. Now I want to make some change and before Tokyo 2020 I want to reach the top.

What motivated you to compete rather than just to climb outside?
My climbing adventure started at the artificial wall. I was climbing with Łukasz Świrk with whom we were preparing for the competitions. Competing is something more then just fighting yourself. You also need to combat other climbers. It’s nice way to travel and meet climbers from all over the World btw.
I also like climbing outside. After the competition, I like to stay in the place and discover local rocks and people. But just for fun.

What are some struggles you face as an athlete?
All time “on bags” to go to the climbing gym, keeping a diet, training twice a day and some more. These are just the physical aspects. But there is way more of that. Still it all depends on what is your attitude, what are your goals you want to achieve. I also need to plan the day to finish all the daily tasks.

What influenced you to start competing?
Probably my surroundings. At my home we were always an active family. Then I went to a climbing gym near my house and it all started. Quite simple. 

Who most helped you get to where you are right now?
I think there is no one person who helped me the most. I am thankful for the support of my family, friends, many of the people I’ve met. They were all creating me somehow.
But there is one Thing that stays still for all this time. For me it’s God. I feel his help in the things I do.

What advice could you give to Young Athletes?
I still feel like I need to learn a lot but as for today I would advice not to treat the competitions and yourself to serious. Be nervous, let yourself for  trying, making mistakes and don’t bother yourself to much when something went wrong.

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
I love when something is happening, that’s why I used to try many different things. I like travelling, creating different kinds of art, meeting new people and trying new activities. I am still opened for the unknown.