Piotr Kuleta

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Piotr Kuleta
Medal record
Men's sprint canoeing
Representing  Poland
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2017 Račice C-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Milan C-2 1000 m

Piotr Kuleta (born 27 June 1989 in Chrzanów) is a Polish sprint canoeist.[1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's C-1 200 metres and the men's C-1 1000 m.[2] He did not originally qualify for the Olympics, but was called up when Pawel Baraszkiewicz was injured.[3]

His uncle Tomasz Kuleta originally encouraged him to try canoeing, and then Adam Smyk, a neighbour who was also a canoe coach, encouraged him to join a canoeing club.[3]

In 2015, he was named athlete of the year for the Opolszczyzna region.[3] In that year, he won a bronze medal in the C-2 1000 m at the World Championships alongside Marcin Grzybowski.[4] In 2017, he was part of the Polish men's C-4 1000 m team that won the silver medal at the World Championships with Wiktor Glazunow, Tomasz Barniak and Marcin Grzybowski.[5] That year, the team also won the European title in the event.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Piotr Kuleta". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Piotr Kuleta Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-20. 
  3. ^ a b c "Piotr Kuleta". ICF - Planet Canoe. 2016-08-04. Retrieved 2018-04-20. 
  4. ^ "Milan 2015 ICF CANOE SPRINT & PARACANOE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS" (PDF). www.canoeicf.com. p. 286. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  5. ^ "2017 Canoe Sprint World Championships Racice - full results" (PDF). www.canoeicf.com. p. 199. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Brendel adds 2017 European title to his winning list". ICF - Planet Canoe. 2017-07-15. Retrieved 2018-04-20.