Anton Šoltýs

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAnton•Šoltýs
Used nameAnton•Šoltýs
Born30 April 1937 in Kežmarok, Prešov (SVK)
Died12 December 2022 in Bratislava, Bratislava (SVK)
Measurements168 cm / 72 kg
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Slovakia


Anton Šoltýs was 10-years-old when he was inspired to become a skier after watching his older brother. During the 1950s and 1960 Šoltýs reached the peak of his career, winning nine Czechoslovak titles and competing at the Olympics. He won four national titles in the giant slalom, three in the slalom, and two in the combined downhill. At the 1964 Innsbruck Olympics Šoltýs finished in 48th place in the giant slalom, but was disqualified in the second run in the slalom.

Šoltýs ended his career shortly after the Olympics at the age of 27, going on to chair the TJ Štart Kežmarok ski club for nearly three decades. His son Peter competed in World Cup races and his niece Jana Gantnerová-Šoltýsová was also a skier who took part in three Winter Olympics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) TCH SVK Anton Šoltýs
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 48
Slalom, Men (Olympic) AC r2/2

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