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Javier Gómez Noya was born in Basel Switzerland on March 25, 1983.His parents, Francisco Javier and Manuela, lived in that country for professional reasons until returning to Spain in July of 1983, when Javi was only 3 months old and his brother (Rafael) was 6 years old

Javi grew up, studied, and trained in sports in Ferrol. He played soccer until he got bored when he was 13 years old .
He studied Engineering studies in Roads, Canals and Ports, but he had to left the studies due to his professional sport obligations and moved to Pontevedra. Currently is studying physical education (INEF).
When not training or racing. Javi likes to relax playing guitar and reading, Javi also enjoys surfing the waves near his place in Pontevedra.
Javi contributes with UNICEF through donations, He also collaborates with his image with local entities as University of Galicia to encourage young people to practice sport .


Javi, always active and enjoying all sports, discovered the triathlon in 1998,. He made his debut in the Olympic triathlon at the age of 15. Javi's evolution in the triathlon was extremely rapid; he won practically all the triathlons in which he participated in his category and obtained high positions in the absolute category when he was still a juvenile. However, despite his fast progress in sports, he faced more than a few obstacles on his climb to the top. In December 1999, in a the medical services of the CSD detected a cardiac anomaly and his participation was prohibited in international competitions as part of the Spanish selection. His situation being known, and with the support of different cardiology specialists at the world level, he decided to fight to recover his international license and demonstrate his potential as a triathlete.

In November 2003, thanks to the intervention of a prestigious English physician, Javi finally recovered the license. Despite being out of condition and with only three weeks of training, he went to New Zealand and won the sub 23 world championship. This result brought Javi's sports career to a turning point. With the freedom to compete at the international level, he decided to attempt to enter the Olympic Games in Athens, He competed in his first competition of Europe (Valencia) and competition of the world (Madeira) obtaining excellent 8th places in both. However, a controversial decision by the technical director of the Fetri, which Javi would never understand, excluded him from the Olympic Games, which was a great disappointment for him

He began the 2005 season with hope,, however the CSD again removed his license "irrevocably," without anything having changed in his situation. At the beginning of the 2006 season, after several months of fighting and visiting more international cardiology specialists, with the case constantly in the press, Javi finally recovered his license in February 2006. He began a dizzying international run in which in 2006 he was able to win in 3 trials of the World Cup.
In 2007, he won the Competition of Europe, 4 trials of the World Cup.He again won the World Cup and ended the year leading the world ranking and the Olympic ranking classification. He received the sub-championship of the world.

In 2008 proclaimed Champion of the World in Vancouver. 2009 received the sub-championship of the world but in 2010 Javi recovered the crown being the current Champion of the world.
Especially, and most importantly, he enjoyed the triathlon and came a bit closer to his dream of being Olympic medalist in London 2012.