Matej Tóth

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Matej Tóth
Personal information
Born (1983-02-10) February 10, 1983 (age 32)
Nitra, Slovakia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Country  Slovakia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 50km Race Walk

Matej Tóth (born 10 February 1983) is a Slovak race walker. He is a three-time Olympian, having competed in 2004, 2008 and 2012, and has represented his country at the World Championships in Athletics on three occasions. He won the gold medal at the 2010 IAAF World Race Walking Cup.

At the Dudinska Patdesiatka race in March 2011 he set a Slovakian record of 3:39:46 hours for the 50 km walk to take first place.[1] He failed to finish the 50 km race at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, but came 14th over 20 km. He began 2012 with wins at the Rio Maior Grand Prix and Poděbrady Race Walk meets.[2][3]

He was the 2006 Slovak Athlete of the Year.[4] He is a journalist by education.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Slovakia
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Sweden 8th 10,000 m
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 16th 10,000 m
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 10th 20 km
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 32nd 20 km
2005 Universiade İzmir, Turkey 8th 20 km
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 21st 20 km
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 20 km
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 14th 20 km
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 26th 20 km
World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 17th 20 km
2009 European Race Walking Cup Metz, France 9th 20 km
World Championships Berlin, Germany 9th 20 km
10th 50 km
2010 World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, Mexico 1st 50 km
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 7th 20 km
2012 Olympic Games London, Great Britain 8th 50 km
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 5th 50 km
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 2nd 50 km


  1. ^ Juck, Alfons (2011-03-27). Toth sets 50km road world lead 3:39:46. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-28.
  2. ^ Fernandes, Antonio Manuel (2012-04-14). New winners in Rio Maior – IAAF Race Walking Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  3. ^ Procházka, Michal (2012-04-22). Tóth dominates, Di Vincenza leads Italian sweep in Poděbrady Race Walks. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-22.
  4. ^ Juck, Alfons (26 November 2006). "Toth selected Slovak athlete of the year". IAAF. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 

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