Sławomir Smolarczyk joined the National team of Poland in 2013 when France held the HMB World Championship. That time he was a fighter for the 21 vs 21 team. That’s how he recalls his first BotN experience himself:
“I was proud from the bottom of my heart with the results the Polish national team achieved and I was not happy with the results I achieved myself. That’s why after the Battle of Nations I wanted to be better and started to practice HMB a lot more”, recalls Sławomir.
The most memorable thing about the Battle of the Nations in France was the wonderful atmosphere of the event and the great kindness and friendship of fighters from other countries. It was a pleasant surprise for the debutant who met a lot of people who completely share his HMB passion, and their friendship has lasted for years!
From that time Poland got a lot of victories and is still considered one of the strongest HMB teams of the world. Sławomir is now the captain of this team… but that first impression from France 2013 still has a special place in his brave heart.