Javier Gómez was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1983 but moved to Spain aged just three months, relocating to 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 and a month later, in his first ever cross triathlon race, 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.
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. Finishing second in his first WTS race back in Bermuda, Gomez scored five top 10 finishes to close the season third in the overall rankings and underline his ability to compete at the very top of the sport.
- ITU Long Distance World Champion 2019
- 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
25Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 26 Jul, 2021 - Elite Men - 01:47:46
DNFAJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds 05 Jun, 2021 - Elite Men - DNF
22020 Barcelona ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup 25 Oct, 2020 - Elite Men - 00:54:06
12020 ESP Middle Distance Triathlon National Championships 26 Sep, 2020 - Elite Men - 03:37:25
62019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 29 Aug, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:52:14