Richard Varga (triathlete)

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Richard Varga
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Personal information
Born (1989-01-28) 28 January 1989 (age 28)[1]
Bratislava, Slovakia[1]
Residence Leeds, United Kingdom[2]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)[1]
Country Slovakia
Sport Triathlon

Richard Varga (born 28 January 1989) is a Slovak triathlete. He is the winner of the 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015 ITU Aquathlon World Championship [3] and is considered as the fastest swimmer among triathletes.

Varga represented Slovakia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in men's triathlon. He had the fastest swim split of the event before ultimately finishing in 22nd place.[1][4]

He represented Slovakia at the 2016 Summer Olympics as well, where he had the fastest swim split like in London and were able to ride along the leading pack on bike, but finally finished in 11th place.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Richard Varge Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Glover, Chloe (5 January 2015). "Holmfirth Harrier Mark Buckingham beats Jonny Brownlee to gain second place in Haworth's Auld Lang Syne fell race". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Sherwood, Merryn (11 September 2013). "Varga (SVK) and Abysova (RUS) collect 2013 Aquathlon World Championships". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Triathlon at the 2012 London Summer Games: Men's Olympic Distance 1.5 kilometres Swimming". Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 

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