Matej Toth Net Worth: Career, Controversy & Olympics

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Matej Toth has an estimated net worth of $7 million in the year 2021.

Race Walking is considered one of the most exciting sports, and Matej Toth is a Slovakian star. Without any denial, Toth is one of the most popular and successful Slovakian race walkers who currently gained huge media attention in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

Matej, born on February 10, is a journalist by education but has been inclined towards the athlete field from the year 1999 itself.

Furthermore, he represented himself and his country internationally for the first time in World Youth Championship held in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Slovakian runner Matej Toth
Slovakia’s Matej Toth douses himself with water on his way to the gold medal during the men’s 50k race walk at the world championships in Beijing on Aug. 29, 2015.

Matej, born and brought up in Czechoslovakia as a child, was termed as “Fat big.”

Toth, in an interview, stated that he has been body-shamed all his childhood, and when he grew up, his journey from being fat to fit has been hard but very worth it.

Likewise, a boy who faced bullying and was the laughing stock for people has come a long way to become a respected athlete. Matej has made a name for himself and took entire Slovakia to new heights in race walking.

Let us see how his journey from being a child with body insecurities to being one of the top athletes of the current era looks like.

Matej Toth: Quick Facts

Full Name Matej Toth
Date Of Birth February 10, 1983
Place Of Birth Nitra, Czechoslovakia
Nick/Pet Name Not known
Religion Not known
Nationality Slovak
Ethnic Belonging Not Known
Father’s Name Not Known
Mother’s Name Not Known
Number Of Siblings Not known
Education Journalism
Zodiac Sign Capricon
Age 41 years old
Height ‎1.85 m (6’1″)
Weight 73 kg (161 lbs)
Eye color Not Known
Hair color Blonde
Shoe Size Unavailable
Body Measurement Not Known
Figure Not Known
Marital Status Married
Wife’s name Lenka Tothova
Children Emma and Nina
Occupation Slovak Race Walker/Athlete
Matej Toth Net worth Seven Million Dollars
Salary Not Known
Active Since 1999
Pets Not Available
Ended Career August 6, 2021
Social Handle TwitterInstagram
Merch  Race Walking Shoes
Last Update April, 2024

Matej Toth: Salary and Net Worth

Being an avid race walker and one of the reputed athlete personalities, Matej has made a pretty healthy net worth throughout his career. Undoubtedly, Matej has been able to make impressive wealth from his primary career as an athlete.

Matej represented Slovakia in various world championships and Olympics, which has aided to skyrocket the athlete’s Networth.

According to various resources, the average pay of a professional athlete in Slovakia is €14,934 a year, and the average salary range for a professional athlete falls between €11,099 and €18,114. 

Likewise, Matej Toth’s net worth also comes from various of his endorsements and various sponsorships.

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Matej Toth: Lifestyle 

Toth, despite being one of the paparazzi’s favorite, believes and follows a straightforward lifestyle. Going through various resources and media, we can observe that Matej barely talks about his personal life and lifestyle with media a lot.

Matej Toth
Matej Toth in Alpen resort

Additionally, if we stalk Matej on his Instagram, we can see that he is a car enthusiast, and you can see him posting a lot of pictures with it as well.

Recently, he was caught having an excellent chilled time at Alpen Resort Bivio, Italy.

Matej Toth: Charity 

Like any other athlete, Matej Toth, who has gained good fame and name in the field of an athlete, doesn’t keep himself far from doing charitable works. Matej, in 2016, auctioned his gold Beijing shoes for 2700€ as a charity for blind children.

Moreover, the athlete’s impressive net worth allows him to contribute significantly to the social cause. He has been doing it in different ways.

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Matej Toth: Controversies

In 2017, Matej Toth was suspended over an allegation of breaching the anti-doping rules by IAAF’S Athletics Unit. The Slovakian athlete was accused due to the observed irregularities in his biological passport, which also indicated the signs of drug use in the blood.

Due to the low hemoglobin level in his blood, he was held with the accusation post-Rio Olympics.

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Evan Dunfee’s tweet about Matej’s controversy

Following the suspension, he was banned for four years from the field. Despite all these controversies, Matej was supported by many people, including a Canadian race walker, Evan Dundee.

In addition, Even stated that he believed his former training partner was clean. 

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Matej Toth: Personal Life

Toth as a boy, was never into sports, but gradually, his fascination with sports also grew with his age. His athletic career started at the age of 13.

Similarly, the baby step the athlete took into the field was by joining the club in Nitra and was very much influenced and encouraged by his first athletic coach Peter Meciar.

One of the star’s biggest insecurities was his physical appearances and parameters, but he never gave up and finally chose his career as a race walker. 

As said, “Hard work always pays off,” Toth overcame all his insecurities and all his hardship with his determination and discipline with modesty.

The athlete is still renowned and loved by the audience for his ground-to-earth nature. Within a few years of this athletic career, he earned fame and represented the Slovak Republic at various international events. 

Matej Toth
Matej with Family

Furthermore, in the autumn of 2002, he then shifted from Nitra to Dukla Banská Bystrica and began working with one of the legendary coaches of the times, Juraj Benčík.

Toth is married to his wife Lenka and has two children, Emma, born in 2007, and Nina, born in 2009. Not to mention, the walker prefers keeping his personal life personal, so much of his family information is not public.

Matej Toth: Athletic Career

Toth started his career as a race walker and represented Slovakia in an international championship in 1999, where he held 8th position in 10,000 m race walking.

By 2021, Toth has represented Slovakia in 33 international race walking championships, Olympic Games in Sapporo, Japan, being the most recent one. 

Not to forget, the athlete’s career started kicking off when he ranked 6th position in the 20KM race at the 2006 European Championship held in Gothenburg.

Post this achievement, he reached the top team of the Olympics and achieved his first-ever gold on World Race Walking Cup, held at Chihuahua, Mexico, in 2010. 

Following that, the star again could win gold in the European Race Walking Cup in 2011 held at Olhao, Portugal. The back-to-back achievements made Matej very popular among athlete enthusiasts all around the world.

He was facilitated with Slovak Athlete of the year in 2006. 

Matej then, in 2015, won another gold in world championships held in Beijing, China, followed by one of these most significant career achievements, i.e., Gold medalist at 50km category in Olympic games of 2016, held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The one-time Olympic winner also represented Slovakia in the Tokyo Olympics and ranked 14th with a season-best. Also, he could get immense love and support from all his well-wishers worldwide.

Moreover, Matej is the first Slovak athlete to win an Olympic medal and take Slovakia’s first-ever gold.

Matej Toth: Olympics 2020 and Retirement 

Slovakian star Matej Toth ended his career post his game on Olympic 2020 on August 6, 2021.

Yes, the athlete announced his retirement after his 50 km Olympic race game in Sapporo, Japan, where he couldn’t continue his legacy of gold from the Rio Olympics and was ranked the 14th position.

Matej Toth
Matej Toth in Tokyo Olympics

“At forty kilometers, I felt like I wouldn’t give it if there weren’t that huge motivation to come to the finish line and end it with honor. I’m disappointed, but it was an honor, and I can look everyone in the eye that I did my best. That was the most I could do.” Matej Toth

The athlete was about to end his career in 2019 because the Olympics was supposed to be held that year. Still, the Olympic game shifted the entire world’s victim of the Nobel Coronavirus, so did Matej’s retirement plan.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Why was Matej Toth suspended post-Rio-Olympics?

Matej was suspended and accused of drug use because his blood showed a lower level of hemoglobin. His suspension period was for a total of four years.

 Who is Matej Toth’s wife?

Lenka Tothova is Matej Toth’s beloved. The details about the athlete’s wife are not disclosed and are not available so far.

Where does Matej Toth rank in popularity?

Matej Toth is the 1507th famous athlete (was 1194th in 2019) and is 231st most renowned personality of Slovakia (was 185th in 2019) and is currently the 8th most renowned athlete in Slovakia.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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