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Famous Athletes from Slovakia

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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 (German pronunciation: [marˈtiːna ˈhɪŋɡɪs]; born 30 September 1980) is a Swiss former professional tennis player. She spent a total of 209 weeks as the singles world No. 1 and 90 weeks...  more

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    Katarína Garajová is a cross-country skier....  more
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    Daniela Hantuchová (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈdaɲɪ̯ɛla ˈɦantuxɔʋaː]; born 23 April 1983) is a retired Slovakian tennis player. She turned professional in 1999 and had her breakthrough year in 2002,...  more

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    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 later in...  more
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    Martina Halinárová, née Jašicová, also known as Schwarzbacherová from her first marriage, (born 22 April 1973 in Dolný Kubín) is a Slovak biathlete. She won a silver medal at the 1999 Biathlon World...  more
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    Veronika Sabolová (born March 20, 1980 in Košice) 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...  more
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    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. Gantnerová took part in...  more
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    Jana Šišajová (born February 1, 1985 in Kežmarok) 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...  more
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    Jana Gereková is an Olympic Biathlete from Slovakia....  more
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    Alena Procházková (born 9 August 1984) is a Slovak cross country skier who has competed since 2002. Competing in four Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of 18th in the individual sprint...  more
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    Galina Valentinovna Chistyakova (Russian: Галина Валентиновна Чистякова, Slovak: Galina Čisťaková; born 26 July 1962) is a retired athlete who represented the Soviet Union and later Slovakia. She is...  more
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    Ľubomíra Kalinová is a biathlete....  more
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    Elena Kaliská (born 19 January 1972) is a Slovak slalom canoeist who has competed at the international level since 1988. Competing in four Summer Olympics, she won two gold medals in the K1 event,...  more
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    Veronika Velez-Zuzulová (née Zuzulová; born 15 July 1984) is a retired Slovakian alpine ski racer. Born in Bratislava, she specialised in the slalom and is the most successful Slovak alpine skier in...  more
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    Barbora Brémová is an Olympic Ice Hockey athlete from Slovakia....  more
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    Nikola Gápová is a Slovakian ice hockey forward....  more
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    Jana Budajová is a Slovakian ice hockey goaltender....  more
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    Dominika Cibulková (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈdɔminika ˈtsibulkɔʋaː]; born 6 May 1989) is a Slovak professional tennis player. Known for her quick and aggressive style of play, she has won eight WTA...  more

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    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 finished...  more
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    Ivana Reitmayerová (born 4 May 1992) is a Slovak former competitive figure skater. She is the 2008 Ondrej Nepela Memorial champion, 2008 Triglav Trophy silver medalist, and a two-time (2009, 2010)...  more
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    Ján Mucha

    Everton F.C.

    BirthplaceBelá nad Cirochou, Slovakia

    NationalitySlovakia, Czechoslovakia

    PositionGoalkeeper

    Ján Mucha (born 5 December 1982) is a Slovak professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper....  more
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    Marián Gáborík

    New York Rangers

    BirthplaceTrenčín, Slovakia

    NationalitySlovakia

    PositionRight wing

    Marián Gáborík (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmaɾijaːn ˈɡaːbɔɾiːk]; born 14 February 1982) is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger currently under contract with the Ottawa Senators of the...  more
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    Marek Mintál

    1. FC Nürnberg

    BirthplaceŽilina, Slovakia

    NationalitySlovakia, Czechoslovakia

    PositionForward, Midfielder

    Marek Mintál (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmaɾɛk ˈmintaːl]; born 2 September 1977) is a retired Slovak footballer and current assistant manager of 1. FC Nürnberg....  more
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    Zuzana Rehák-Štefečeková (born 15 January 1984) is a female Slovak sports shooter. She won the silver medal in the Women's Trap event at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics....  more
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    Maria Herichova is an ice hockey player....  more