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PROGRESS FOR POLISH GREAT GOLLOB

Polish legend Tomasz Gollob revealed “I can feel my legs, feet, toes very well” as he dreams of the chance to ride a motorcycle one day.

18 / 01 / 2021, 11:41

Polish great Tomasz Gollob revealed “I can feel my legs, feet, toes very well” as he dreams of the chance to ride a motorcycle again in the future.

The 2010 world champion’s career was cruelly ended in April 2017, when he suffered spinal injuries in a motocross crash.

Despite being confined to a wheelchair and suffering daily agony, the man who never gave up on his SGP title dream, claiming the crown aged 39, is still fighting hard to improve his condition.

I can feel my legs, feet, toes very well and this is something I did not feel four years ago. It's happening today.

Tomasz Gollob

Gollob admits he has made progress over the past four years. He told Canal+: “Immediately after the accident, I felt like a man who had collided with a tank.

“Almost four years have passed and there is a difference, there is progress, I am starting to move normally and I am reaching the fitness level that is possible. It takes an awful lot of time and effort. I am fighting the pain.

“There is a big difference between how I was four years ago and how I am now. I feel things are happening that are positive. A person who has such problems enjoys everything that twitches, that develops, whether in the legs or in the body that is broken.

“I can feel my legs, feet and toes very well and this is something I did not feel four years ago. It's happening today.

“Of course, it is accompanied by enormous pains that are equivalent to what happened. Doctors say it's very good that it hurts because it means it's alive.

“I am glad that something is happening, but I do not perceive the pain quite correctly, because it is something that cannot be measured by any measure. Pain accompanies me every day, and it is greatest at night and in the morning. It cannot be explained.”

Gollob admits he would still love the chance to do what he does best once again, even if he can’t race full gas.

He said: “If we could fix me a bit, I dream of riding a motorcycle. Maybe not at 100 percent, but with 50 percent of the possibilities and energy, I would like to do it again.”

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