Slovakia men’s national ice hockey team

In 2010, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the world governing body of hockey, ranks them as the seventh strongest national team in the world. In the last sixteen years, Slovakia has won three medals (silver, gold and bronze) at the World Championships, including a gold medal in 2002 in Sweden. In winter Olympic games, Slovakia’s highest achievement is 4th place in Vancouver 2010. In the tournament they won against favourites Russia and Sweden, and lost against Canada in the semifinals and against Finland in the bronze medal game.

Slovak tennis players

Her best result was reaching the semifinals of the 2009 French Open, while she has also reached the quarterfinals at the 2010 US Open and the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. Cibulková has also won one title on the WTA tour, winning the tournament in Moscow in 2011.

Daniela Hantuchová

Best results : in 2002 she won her first Tier I tournament and ended the year in the top 10, she won her first WTA tournament in 2000, a doubles title which she won in Bratislava. In 2001, she played her first Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open. She won the mixed doubles tournament, playing with Czech player Leos Friedl. Hantuchová won her second WTA doubles competition by winning with Russian player Elena Bovina in Luxembourg. She finished the year in the top 100, and was given an award by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) for being the best new player in 2001.

Slovak swimmers

Martina Moravcová

She’s a medley, butterfly and freestyle swimmer. In 1999 she was named the NCAA’s Women’s Swimmer of the Year and in 2001, she was the top women’s winner on FINA’s World Cup series. She is one of the most decorated female swimmers of all time. Her incredible collection of 67 medals including 2-Olympic, 22-World and 43-European, along with 3-World, 16-European and 207-Slovakian records prove Martina is a force in any meet. She is destined to go down in FINA World Cup history for winning an amazing 105-gold medals and becoming the overall winner of the World Cup Series three times.

Her first greater success was in 2002 when she became the world champion in Junior Championships. Her best result in the World Cup final standing was in the 2007–2008 season with 3rd place in slalom and 15th place overall.