PIHAN-KULESZA Marta
Poland
POL
Title
Ms
Lastname
PIHAN-KULESZA
Firstname
Marta
Gender
female
Country
Poland
Place of birth
Szczecin
Year of birth
1987 (36 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner
Education
Physical Education, Physiotherapy - University of Szczecin, Poland
Family
Husband Roman Kulesza, daughter Jagna [2017], son Radzimir [2022]
Spoken languages
English, Polish
Club
MKS Kusy Szczecin [Poland]
Sporting relatives
Her husband Roman Kulesza has also represented Poland in artistic gymnastics, including at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (24kurier.pl, 05 Apr 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 12 Oct 2018)
Injuries
She tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in her left knee during the all-around competition at the 2021 European Championships in Basel, Switzerland. (intlgymnast.com, 22 Jul 2023)

She suffered an ankle injury two weeks before the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, and was forced to withdraw from the event. (ig24.pl, 28 May 2015)
Start sporting career
She began training as a gymnast at age seven in Szczecin, Poland. (intlgymnast.com, 29 Jun 2008; thelittlegym.eu, 15 Feb 2018)
Reason for taking up the sport
Her friend's mother was a coach and took her to her first training session. Her mother was also involved in the sport. (intlgymnast.com, 29 Jun 2008; prestizszczecin.pl, 01 Dec 2012)
Trainings
She trains for two to three hours per day. (Europeangymnastics YouTube channel, 21 Apr 2019)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the all-around event at the 2018 National Championships in Gdansk, Poland, and finishing 11th on floor at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (polskieradio.pl, 23 Aug 2018; polsatsport.pl, 14 Feb 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her family. "I want to show my daughter how to make your dreams come true." (wspieram.to, 01 Aug 2019)
Additional information
General
OTHER ROLES
In April 2023 she was appointed chairperson of the Athletes' Committee at the Polish Gymnastics Association. (pzg.pl, 18 Apr 2023)

RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK
After failing to earn selection for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she considered retiring from gymnastics but instead decided to take time away from the sport to start a family. She gave birth to a daughter in 2017 and returned to competition at the 2018 National Championships in Gdansk, Poland. "It's hard to give up on something you have done for your entire life, so after a short break from professional sport, you start to miss it. I took a breath being away from sport and I have to admit that already during pregnancy I was missing gymnastics. I wanted to prove to myself that I could return." (polskieradio.pl, 23 Aug 2018; sport.onet.pl, 01 Jul 2018; 24kurier.pl, 21 Nov 2017)

BUSINESS OWNER
She owns Leo Gym, a business specialising in gymnastics clothing and equipment. She and husband also run The Little Gym in Szczecin, Poland, specialising in gymnastics classes for children. (intlgymnast.com, 22 Jul 2023; Facebook profile, 03 Sep 2023)

Last update : 2023-09-08

Olympic Games

2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad LONDON (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
19
Score Final
55.465 
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
54.365 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
14.033
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
64
Score Qualif.
12.166
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.333

2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad BEIJING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
46
Score Qualif.
55.650 
World Championships

2023 - 52nd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
180
Score Qualif.
11.966 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
82
Score Qualif.
11.966

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
49.066 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
113
Score Qualif.
11.633
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
13.100
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
36
Score Qualif.
12.833
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
149.671

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
38
Score Qualif.
54.065 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
45
Score Qualif.
13.533
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
13.833
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
116
Score Qualif.
12.766
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
208.527

2014 - 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships NANNING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
14
Score Final
55.156 
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
55.665 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
13.933
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
13.766
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
13.900
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
210.369

2013 - 44th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
41
Score Qualif.
50.631 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
13.266
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
13.066
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
68
Score Qualif.
12.033

2011 - 43rd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
65
Score Qualif.
51.849 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
117
Score Qualif.
11.708
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
88
Score Qualif.
12.900
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
36
Score Qualif.
13.600

2010 - 42nd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ROTTERDAM (NED)

All-Around
Rank Final
20
Score Final
54.732 
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
54.682 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
13.841
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
13.033
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
14.400
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
51
Score Qualif.
13.366
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
206.770

2009 - 41st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships LONDON (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
51.250 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
14.025
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
68
Score Qualif.
12.150
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
36
Score Qualif.
12.975
World Cup

2024 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2024 - Qualifying OG 2024 COTTBUS (GER)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
49
Score Qualif.
11.233
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
53
Score Qualif.
9.866

2024 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2024 - Qualifying OG 2024 CAIRO (EGY)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
43
Score Qualif.
10.933
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
37
Score Qualif.
11.100

2023 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2023 CAIRO (EGY)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
7
Score Final
11.600
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
12.400
World Challenge Cup

2023 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2023 PARIS (FRA)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
10.950
Continental Championships

2021 - 9th European Individual Championships BASEL (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
51.032 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
46
Score Qualif.
12.066
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
13.133
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
12.433

2019 - 8th European Individual Championships SZCZECIN (POL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
48.232 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
66
Score Qualif.
10.866
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
48
Score Qualif.
11.200
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
12.933

2018 - 32nd Senior European Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
57
Score Final
36.299 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
11.166
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
12.433
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
12.700

2015 - 6th European Individual Championships 2015 MONTPELLIER (FRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
55.198 
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
54.532 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
13.666
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
12.933
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.233
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.133

2014 - European Championships 2014 SOFIA (BUL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
56.499 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
13.833
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
13.966
Balance Beam
Rank Final
6
Score Final
13.733
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.400
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.400
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.300
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
160.729
World / Challenge Cup

2020 - FIG World Challenge Cup SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
10.400
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
12.000
Balance Beam
Rank Final
8
Score Final
10.350
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.700
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
12.900
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
12.500
World Cup qualifying for OG

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 BAKU (AZE)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
12.133
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
12.600
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
12.266

2019 - 44th Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
3.133
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
12.666
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
5
Score Final
13.233
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.100

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 DOHA (QAT)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
11.700
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
12.633
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.233
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.033

2018 - 43rd Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
10.933
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.433
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.266
World / Challenge Cup

2016 - 40th TURNIER DER MEISTER World Challenge Cup 2016 COTTBUS (GER)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
12.600
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
12.950
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.233
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.150

2015 - 39th Turnier der Meister World Challenge Cup 2015 COTTBUS (GER)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
12.833
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.225
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.000

2014 - 38th Turnier Der Meister World Challenge Cup 2014 COTTBUS (GER)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.225
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
13.133
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.950
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
13.733
Test Events Olympic Games

2012 - XXX Olympic Games - Test Events LONDON (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
30
Score Final
53.058 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.966
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
13.925
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
65
Score Qualif.
12.400
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
13.033