- Given Name: Szymon Piotr Kołecki
- Pro MMA Record: 10-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: N/A
- Current Streak: 4 Wins
- Age: 1981-10-12 | Date of Birth: 1981.10.12
- Last Fight: July 17, 2021 in KSW
- Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.7 lbs
- Affiliation: Akademia Sportów Walki Wilanów
- Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: 74.4" (189cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
- Born: Oława, Poland
- Fighting out of: Ciechanów, Poland
- College: N/A
- Foundation Style: Weightlifing
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Szymon is a former competitive power lifter, mostly in the 94kg/207lb division. He has achieved a storied career and many accolades and victories on the highest level of the discipline. Representing "Klub Sportowy Polkowice" - he would achieve 1st place at the 1999 European championships in La Coruna, and a silver at the World championships in Athens. Following this success he would claim another 1st place finish at the 2000 Europeans in Sofia, Bulgaria - and then a silver at the 2000 Sydney Olympic games. In 2001 he achieved a 3rd place finish at the World championships in Antalya, Turkey and a 2nd place finish at the Europeans in Trenčín, Slovakia. After this remarkable run - he would significantly injure his back, having to retire from competition for a few years.
He qualified for the 2004 Polish Olympic team - but was later disqualified after a urine sample tested positive for banned substance 'nandrolone'.
He would return to competition in 2006 with strong performances achieving 1st place at the European championships at home in Władysławowo, Poland - and another 2nd place at the world championships in Santo Domingo.
The following year in 2007 he finished with another 1st place at the Europeans in Strasbourg, and 3rd place at the Worlds in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2008 he would once more achieve 1st place at the Europeans in Lingano Sabbiadoro, and 1st place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics - capping off an incredible career with a tally of 12 medal finishes at major championships.
For his sporting achievement he has been awarded the "Golden Cross of Merit" in 2000, and the "Knights Cross of the order of Polonia Restituta" ( 5th class ) in 2008.
His career best lifts include a world record in 'clean and jerk' - a weight of 232.5kg, and a polish record of 235kg ( 94kg division ).
He begins in MMA under the guidance of fellow Polish Olympian Pawel Nastula, and his renowned team.