Matej Tóth

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Matej Tóth
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Personal information
Born (1983-02-10) 10 February 1983 (age 33)
Nitra, Slovakia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
Country  Slovakia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 50 km Race Walk

Matej Tóth (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmatʲej ˈto:t]; born 10 February 1983) is a Slovakian race walker. He is the current Olympic and World champion in the 50 km walk.

Career[edit]

He won the gold medal in the 50 km walk at the 2010 IAAF World Race Walking Cup, and at the 2015 World Championships, taking Slovakia's first ever gold at the championships.[1]

He finished first at the 2016 Olympic Games in 50 km walk, winning the first Slovakian Olympic medal in athletics.

He was the 2006 Slovak Athlete of the Year.[2]

He is a journalist by education.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Slovakia
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 8th 10,000 m 46:49.33
2001 European Race Walking Cup (U20) Dudince, Slovakia 39th 10 km 47:18
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 16th 10,000 m 45:05.02
2003 European Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 24th 20 km 1:25:28
European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 6th 20 km 1:25:59
Universiade Daegu, South Korea 10th 20 km 1:27:51
2004 World Race Walking Cup Naumburg, Germany 54th 20 km 1:26:59
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 32nd 20 km 1:28:49
2005 European Race Walking Cup Miskolc, Hungary 12th 20 km 1:23:58
Universiade İzmir, Turkey 8th 20 km 1:28:58
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 21st 20 km 1:23:55
2006 World Race Walking Cup La Coruña, Spain 46th 20 km 1:26:30
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 20 km 1:21:39
2007 European Race Walking Cup Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom 27th 20 km 1:25:12
World Championships Osaka, Japan 14th 20 km 1:25:57
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 26th 20 km 1:23:17
World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 17th 20 km 1:21:24
2009 European Race Walking Cup Metz, France 9th 20 km 1:27:29
World Championships Berlin, Germany 9th 20 km 1:21:13
10th 50 km 3:48:35
2010 World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, Mexico 1st 50 km 3:53:30
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 6th 20 km 1:22:20
2011 European Race Walking Cup Olhão, Portugal 1st 20 km 1:23:53
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 13th 20 km 1:22:55
50 km DNF
2012 Olympic Games London, Great Britain 5th 50 km 3:41:24
2013 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 3rd 20 km 1:21:51
World Championships Moscow, Russia 5th 50 km 3:41:07
2014 World Race Walking Cup Taicang, China 28th 20 km 1:21:33
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 2nd 50 km 3:36:21
2015 European Race Walking Cup Murcia, Spain 2nd 20 km 1:20:21
6th 20 km - Team 68 pts
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 1st 50 km 3:40:32
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 50 km 3:40:58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold flush as Matej Toth wins first Slovak world title". Zee News. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Juck, Alfons (26 November 2006). "Toth selected Slovak athlete of the year". IAAF. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 

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