Anastasia Kuzmina

Kuzmina represented Slovakia from December 2008 and won the silver medal two months later in mass start at the 2009 Biathlon World Championships in Pyeongchang. She won a gold medal in the 7.5 km sprint and a silver medal in the 10 km pursuit at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Kuzmina’s victory made her the second Slovak after Ondrej Nepela to win a Winter Olympic gold medal, and the first for independent Slovakia. She won another medal – bronze, at the 2011 Biathlon World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk. At the 2014 Winter Olympics, she again won the gold medal in the 7.5 km sprint. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, she took silver medals in the pursuit and the individual before taking the gold in the mass start, hitting 19 out of 20 targets to become the first biathlete to win gold medals in three consecutive Games, and tying her as the Slovak sportsperson with the most Olympic golds alongside canoeists Pavol and Peter Hochschorner.

In the 2017–18 season she took her first discipline World Cup titles, winning the Crystal Globes for the sprint and pursuit disciplines. She also finished the season second in the overall World Cup standings, three points behind champion Kaisa Mäkäräinen.


Danka Barteková

Danka Barteková (born 19 October 1984) is a Slovak skeet shooter. She has won many medals from ISSF World, European Championships and ISSF World Cups. Barteková finished 8th at Women’s Skeet event at the 2008 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal in Women’s Skeet at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She also competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Barteková is a 14-time gold medalist in the Slovak Championship since 1999.

In 2012, she was elected to the IOC Athletes’ Commission. Barteková served as an IOC member from 2012 to 2021, and was also vice-chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission from 2018 to 2021. In February 2022 she was elected to serve an eight-year term as a member of the International Olympic Committee.


Won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics

In the ISSF World Shooting Championships, Danka earned one silver medal in the SK75 event in 2001 and five bronze medals in SK75 event in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2014.

Bagged four gold medals (2006, 2009, 2012, 2014), three silver medals (2008, 2008, 2012) and three bronze medals (2006, 2011, 2020, 2021) at the ISSF World Cup

Secured a silver medal at the 2011 Universiade

Won a gold medal in SK75 event at the 2012 ISSF World Cup Final

Claimed six gold medals in SK75 & SK125W event at the European Championships in the years 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2018 and 2019

Also added one silver medal in 2015 and two bronze medals under her belt at the European Championships in 2013 and 2014


Matej Tóth

Toth 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.

He finished first at the 2016 Olympic Games in 50 km walk, winning the first Slovak Olympic medal in athletics. He was the 2016 Slovak Athlete of the Year.

In 2018, he won silver medal in the men’s 50 kilometres walk at the 2018 European Athletics Championships held in Berlin, Germany. In 2019, he competed in the men’s 50 kilometres walk at the 2019 World Athletics Championships held in Doha, Qatar. He did not finish his race.

Toth represented Slovakia at the 2020 Summer Olympics and finished 14th in the men’s 50 kilometres walk with a season best.