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Arkadiusz Gołaś (10 May 1981 – 16 September 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.

Arkadiusz Gołaś
Arkadiusz Gołaś.jpg
Personal information
Full nameArkadiusz Gołaś
NationalityPolish
Born(1981-05-10)May 10, 1981
Przasnysz, Poland
DiedSeptember 16, 2005(2005-09-16) (aged 24)
Griffen, Austria
HometownOstrołęka, Poland
Height2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Spike370 cm (150 in)
Block352 cm (139 in)
Volleyball information
PositionMiddle blocker
Number16
Career
YearsTeams
1991–1996
1996–2000
1997–2000
2000–2004
2004–2005
2005–2005
UKS Olimp Ostrołęka
MKS MOS Wola Warszawa
SMS PZPS Spała
AZS Częstochowa
Sempre Volley
Lube Banca Macerata
National team
2001–2005 Poland (141)
Last updated: 6 February 2017

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Personal lifeEdit

He married to Agnieszka (née Dziewońska) on July 21, 2005.[1] His best man was another volleyball player, his best friend Krzysztof Ignaczak. On September 16, 2005 Arkadiusz died in Griffen, Austria near Klagenfurt in Austria on the A2 motorway[2] when the car he was riding in struck a concrete wall. His wife, Agnieszka, who was driving, survived. 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 match with the Polish national team was 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.

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