Gomez Noya has always been active and enjoyed all sports. He discovered triathlon in 1998 and made his debut in the Olympic distance triathlon at the age of 15.
His evolution in the sport was extremely rapid. Gomez Noya won practically all of the triathlons in which he participated in his category and obtained high positions in the absolute category when he was still a youngster. However, despite his fast progress in sports, he faced more than a few obstacles on his climb to the top.
In December 1999, the medical services of the CSD detected a cardiac anomaly in Gomez Noya 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.
In November 2003 he 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 his 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 European Championship (Valencia) and World Championships (Madeira) obtaining 8th places in both. Despite the excellent results, he was excluded from the Spanish team, which was a great disappointment for him.
Gomez Noya returned from a second battle with the triathlon medical bodies in 2006 to win 3 ITU World Cups in that year.
From there on the Spaniard has accumulated one of the greatest triathlon resumes ever amassed. He isa three-time and current ITU World Champion, an Olympic Silver Medallist in London 2012, a three time ITU European Champion, an X.-Terra World Champion, an ITU Half distance European Champion, and a two-time time Champion of the prestigious Hy-Vee Triathlon, among other results. He has secured 14 ITU World Cup and 6 World Series wins.
Javi still enjoys his sport of triathlon and he is focused on achieving his dream.of becoming Olympic Champion in Rio de Janeiro 2016.