Ján Volko (born 2 November 1996) is a Slovak sprinter.[3] He competed in the 60 metres at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships. His biggest successes to date are: the silver medal at the 2017 European Indoor Championships with a new national record of 6.58, the gold medal at the 2019 European Indoor Championships, and the bronze medal at the 2021 European Indoor Championships. In 2020, he became the "face" of the game Athletics Mania by Slovak developer PowerPlay Studio.[4]

Ján Volko
Ján Volko 2017.jpg
Volko in 2017
Personal information
Born (1996-11-02) 2 November 1996 (age 25)
Bratislava, Slovakia
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)60 m, 100 m, 200 m
ClubBK HNTN Bratislava
Coached byNaďa Bendová, Róbert Kresťanko[2]

Volko is a practising Roman Catholic. He works with youth and was educated at the Salesian Youth Centre in Trnávka neighbourhood of Ružinov, Bratislava.[5]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Slovakia
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 30th (h) 60 m 6.86
European Junior Championships Eskilstuna, Sweden 10th (sf) 100 m 10.84
9th (h) 200 m 21.68
European Games Baku, Azerbaijan 2nd 200 m 21.08
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 35th (h) 60 m 6.80
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 21st (sf) 100 m 10.43
20th (sf) 200 m 21.28
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 2nd 60 m 6.58 NR
European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 2nd 100 m 10.18
1st 200 m 20.33 CR NR
World Championships London, United Kingdom 28th (h) 100 m 10.25
15th (sf) 200 m 20.61
Universiade Taipei, Taiwan 5th 100 m 10.30
3rd 200 m 20.99
13th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 40.69
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 6th 60 m 6.59
European Championships Berlin, Germany 13th (sf) 100 m 10.31
13th (sf) 200 m 20.58
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 1st 60 m 6.60
European Games Minsk, Belarus 2nd 100 m 10.38
Universiade Naples, Italy 4th 100 m 10.36
5th 200 m 20.66
2021 European Indoor Championships Toruň, Poland 3rd 60 m 6.61
Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 46th (h) 100 m 10.40
42nd (h) 200 m 21.21
2022 World Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 25th (h) 60 m 6.66
European Championships Munich, Germany 4th 100 m 10.16

Personal bestsEdit

Outdoor

Indoor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ EAA profile
  2. ^ "Tip jej tentoraz nevyšiel. Volko ukázal, že vie zvládnuť rolu favorita, vraví jeho trénerka" (in Slovak). SME. 16 July 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Ján Volko". IAAF. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Interview: Jan Volko". PowerPlay Studio. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  5. ^ Saleziánske dielo na Trnávke, 4 March 2017

External linksEdit