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
42019 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama 18 May, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:43:38
12019 Pontevedra ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships 04 May, 2019 - Elite Men - 05:05:39
22019 MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda 27 Apr, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:50:38
52019 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup 31 Mar, 2019 - Elite Men - 00:56:17
42017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 14 Sep, 2017 - Elite Men - 01:51:41
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