Piotr KULETA (POL)

PLPoland
Age:
31 years
Federation:
POLISH CANOE FEDERATION
Piotr Kuleta (POL)

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
Sports, architecture, film, listening to Polish music. (Facebook page, 02 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Polish shot put athlete Tomasz Majewski. (onet.pl, 28 Mar 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 Athlete of the Year in the Opolszczyzna region in Poland. (grupalokalna.pl, 25 Jan 2016)
Other information
LATE CALL-UP
He initially failed to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games but was later included in the team as a replacement for the injured Pawel Baraszkiewicz. "When I first found out I was going to the Olympics, I felt some pressure. I knew that it was Pawel Baraszkiewicz's nomination, not mine, and it made me really uncomfortable. It was all better after I had talked to the coach and my teammates." (sport.pl, 20 Jul 2012)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 12 at the Municipal Club in Trzebinia, Poland.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by his uncle Tomasz Kuleta. Following this, Adam Smyk, a neighbour and a canoe coach, thought he had potential and convinced him to start practising at a club.
Club / Team
AZS PO Opole: Poland
Name of coach
Bartosz Jaszczynski [club], POL; Marek Ploch [personal, national], POL; Rafal Rogoziecki [national], POL

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
27 June 1989
Height
178 cm
Weight
81 kg
Family
One daughter
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Polish
Higher education
Opole University of Technology: Poland