Piotr Kuleta (POL)

Piotr Kuleta (POL)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
27 June 1989
178 cm
81 kg
One daughter
Higher education
Opole University of Technology: Poland


General Interest

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
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


Olympic GamesC1 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Men45.34821Best result
Olympic GamesC1 1000mEngland, London8 August 20122012Men3:54.4149Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 1000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men3:39.3053Best result
World ChampionshipsC4 1000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Men3:16.9818Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men4:20.8047Best result
World ChampionshipsC4 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men3:34.8339Best result
World ChampionshipsC4 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Men3:37.5275Best result
World ChampionshipsC4 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men3:24.5725Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Men4:02.49310Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 500mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men1:46.4887Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsC2 1000mCzech Republic, Racice2 May 20152015Men3:40.6485Best result
European ChampionshipsC4 1000mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Men3:22.1166Best result
European ChampionshipsC4 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho15 June 20132013Men3:26.9235Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Men4:08.6368Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian10 August 20142014Men30Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian1 September 20132013Men32Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian3 June 20122012Men25Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian21 August 20112011Men7Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian7 June 20092009Men16Best result