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List of famous athletes from Slovakia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Slovakia has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Slovakian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Slovakia and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Slovakia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Examples of athletes on this list include Nicol Cupkova and Tomáš Čekovský.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Slovakian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Slovakia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Slovakia in order to get more information about each one.

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Martina Hingis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Martina Hingis is a Swiss professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as world no. 1. She won five Grand Slam singles titles. She also won nine Grand Slam women's doubles titles, ...more

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Katarína Garajová is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Katarína Garajová is a cross-country skier.

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Daniela Hantuchová is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Daniela Hantuchová is a Slovak tennis player. She turned professional in 1999 and had her breakthrough year in 2002, when she won her first WTA tournament, the Indian Wells Masters, ...more

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Anastasiya Kuzmina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Anastasiya Vladimirovna Kuzmina born Anastasiya Vladimirovna Shipulina is Slovak biathlete born in Russia. Kuzmina represented Slovakia from December 2008 and won the silver medal two months ...more

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Martina Halinárová is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Martina Halinárová, née Jašicová, also known as Schwarzbacherová from her first marriage, is a Slovakian biathlete. She won a silver medal at the 1999 Biathlon

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Veronika Sabolová is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Veronika Sabolová is a Slovakian luger who has competed since 1995. Competing in three Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of 14th in the women's singles event at Vancouver in ...more

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Jana Gantnerová is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Jana Gantnerová is a Slovak Alpine skier. She made her debut in the Alpine Skiing World Cup on 22 October 2005, but she has yet to place in the top 30 in any World Cup event. ...more

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Jana Šišajová is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Jana Šišajová is a Slovakian luger who has competed since 2000. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of 22nd in the women's singles event at Turin in 2006. ...more

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Jana Gereková is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Jana Gereková is an Olympic Biathlete from Slovakia.

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Alena Procházková is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Alena Procházková is a Slovak cross country skier who has competed since 2002. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of 18th in the individual sprint event ...more

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Galina Chistyakova is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Galina Valentinovna Chistyakova is a retired athlete who represented the USSR and later Slovakia. She is the current world record holder in the Long jump. She has held the record since June 11,

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Ľubomíra Kalinová is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Ľubomíra Kalinová is a biathlete.

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Elena Kaliská is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Elena Kaliská is a Slovak slalom canoeist who has competed since the late 1980s. Competing in four Summer Olympics, she won two gold medals in the K-1 event, earning them in 2004 and ...more

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Veronika Velez-Zuzulová is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Veronika Velez-Zuzulová is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Slovakia. Born in Bratislava, she specialises in the slalom and is the most successful Slovak alpine skier in recent years. ...more

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Barbora Brémová is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Barbora Brémová is an Olympic Ice Hockey athlete from Slovakia.

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Nikola Gápová is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Nikola Gápová is a Slovakian ice hockey forward.

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Jana Budajová is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Jana Budajová is a Slovakian ice hockey goaltender.

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Dominika Cibulková is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Dominika Cibulková is a professional Slovak tennis player. Known for her quick and aggressive style of play, she has won four career singles titles. She has reached the quarterfinals or ...more

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Pavol Hurajt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Pavol Hurajt is a retired Slovak biathlete. He competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 2010 in the mass start. In the 2009 World Cup, Hurajt ...more

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Ivana Reitmayerová is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Ivana Reitmayerová is a Slovak competitive figure skater. She is the 2008 Ondrej Nepela Memorial champion and a two-time Slovak national champion. She competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics ...more

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Ján Mucha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Everton F.C. Ján Mucha is a Slovak football goalkeeper who plays for Arsenal Tula on loan from Krylia Sovetov Samara.

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Marián Gáborík is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
New York Rangers Marián Gáborík is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. He began his career in the Slovak ...more

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Marek Mintál is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
1. FC Nürnberg Marek Mintál is a retired Slovak footballer.

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Zuzana Štefečeková is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Zuzana Štefečeková is a female Slovakian sports shooter. She won the silver medal in the Women's Trap event at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics. Štefečeková is a ...more

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Maria Herichova is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Maria Herichova is an ice hockey player.

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Michaela Matejova is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Michaela Matejova is an ice hockey player.

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Miroslav Matiaško is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Miroslav Matiaško is a biathlete.

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Natalie Babonyova is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Natalie Babonyova is an ice hockey player.

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Petra Babiakova is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Petra Babiakova is an ice hockey player.

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Nicol Cupkova is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Nicol Cupkova is an ice hockey player.

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Jaroslav Babusiak is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Jaroslav Babusiak is an alpine skier.

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Andrej Sekera is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Buffalo Sabres Andrej Sekera is a defenceman for the Los Angeles Kings. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the third round, 71st overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

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Jozef Ninis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Jozef Ninis is a Slovakian luger who has competed since 1996. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 22nd in the men's singles event at Turin in 2006. Ninis's best finish ...more

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Marek Matiasko is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Marek Matiasko is a biathlete.

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Michal Martikán is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Michal Martikán is a Slovak slalom canoeist who has been competing since the mid-1990s. In 1996 he became the first athlete to win an Olympic Games gold medal for Slovakia since the ...more

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Dusan Simocko is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Dusan Simocko is a biathlete.

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Marián Hossa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Chicago Blackhawks Marián Hossa is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger currently under contract for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hossa was drafted by the Ottawa ...more

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Natália Prekopová is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Natália Prekopová is an Olympic Biathlete from Slovakia.

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Peter Budaj is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Montreal Canadiens Peter Budaj is a Slovak professional ice hockey goaltender currently with the St. John's IceCaps organization of the American Hockey League while under contract to the Winnipeg Jets of the ...more

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Vratislav Greško is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Bayer Leverkusen Vratislav Greško is a Slovak footballer who currently plays for the Fortuna Liga club Podbrezová. His preferred position is left-back. He is an attacking full-back widely known for his

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Zdeno Chára is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Boston Bruins Zdenko Chára is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenseman who currently serves as captain of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. He won the James Norris Memorial Trophy ...more

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Milan Jagnešák is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Milan Jagnešák is a Slovakian bobsledder who has competed since 1998. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 20th twice. Jagnešák also finish 21st in the ...more

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Martin Tešovič is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Martin Tešovič is a weightlifter from Slovakia who competed from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. He competed three times for his native country at the Summer Olympics: 1996 and 2004 and 2012 ...more

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Marcel Lopuchovský is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Marcel Lopuchovský is an Olympic Bobsleigh athlete from Slovakia.

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Andrej Meszároš is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Philadelphia Flyers Andrej Meszároš is a Slovak professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. He previously played in the NHL with the Boston Bruins, ...more

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Jaroslav Halák is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
St. Louis Blues Jaroslav Halák (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈjaroslav ˈɦalaːk]; born May 13, 1985) is a Slovak ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League ...more

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Marcel Hossa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Marcel Hossa is a Slovak professional ice hockey player currently playing for MODO Hockey in the SHL. His older brother Marián plays for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey

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Miloslav Mečíř is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Miloslav Mečíř is a former professional tennis player from Slovakia. He won the men's singles gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games, where he represented Czechoslovakia, and played in two ...more

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Tomáš Kopecký is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Florida Panthers Tomáš Kopecký is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. He has also played in the NHL with the ...more

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Branislav Regec is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Slovakia
Branislav Regec is a Slovak luger who has competed since 2000. His best Luge World Cup season finish was 18th in men's doubles in 2006-07. Regec's best finish at the FIL World Luge Championships ...more