Javier Gómez was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1983 but moved to Spain aged just three months, eventually moving to the city of Pontevedra to pursue his sporting career having taken up triathlon at the age of 15.
His early races displayed a remarkable ability over all three disciplines, and he underlined his reputation as a name to watch by taking the U23 World title.
In 2008, Gomez landed his first Elite World title in Vancouver, following it up two years later with overall victory in the new-look World Championship Series.
At the London Summer Olympics in 2012, Gómez took the silver medal after finishing 11 seconds behind Britain’s Alistair Brownlee. Following the Olympic games Gómez won the Hy-Vee Triathlon against a highly competitive field and a month later, in his first ever cross triathlon race, he won the 2012 XTERRA World Championship.
In 2013, Gómez kick-started a remarkable run of success that saw him become the first athlete in history to win a hat-trick of world titles in succession with second place in the 2015 WTS Grand Final in Chicago.
In 2019, the Spanish superstar returned to ITU and World Triathlon Series racing, with his sights on a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
ITU World Champion 2015
ITU World Champion 2014
ITU World Champion 2013
ITU World Champion 2010
ITU World Champion 2008
London 2012 Olympic silver medallist
42017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 14 Sep, 2017 - Elite Men - 01:51:41
12017 ITU World Triathlon Montréal 05 Aug, 2017 - Elite Men - 01:47:50
62017 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton 28 Jul, 2017 - Elite Men - 00:55:24
52017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg 15 Jul, 2017 - Elite Men - 00:54:28
92017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama 13 May, 2017 - Elite Men - 01:49:40
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