The SAF and Slovak athletes belonged to/and represented Czechoslovakia successfully, winning
numerous medals at the Olympic Games, World and European Championships (OG 1972 in Munich –
bronze in long jump Eva Šuranová, 1980 in Moscow – silver in discus throw Imrich Bugár, 1988 in
Seoul gold medal in race walking Jozef Pribilinec),etc.
Since 1993, the SAF as new independent member federation of WA and EA:
- has participated and reached medal positions at the Olympic Games and European and World
Championships. Olympic Games (OG Rio de Janeiro 2015 gold medal – Matej Tóth in 50 km
RW, World Championships bronze medals: Igor Kováč 1997 in Athens 110 m hrd., Libor
Charfreitag 2007 in Osaka, 2009 Berlin Martina Hrašnová, both hammer throw, Matej Tóth 50
km RW gold medal in 2015 Beijing), etc.,
- has organized numerous international events (since 1998 – 2013 European leagues and Team Championships in Banská Bystrica, European Cup in race walking in Dudince, European Cross Country Championships 2017 and European Throwing Cup 2019 in Šamorín), many international matches in youth category.
- has attracted, motivated children and youth to practise athletics regularly. The SAF has organized competitions for the youngest age in projects like Kinderiada, Kids athletics, Youth leagues, etc., with the intention to increase memberships in the whole of Slovakia’s territory, with the aim of promoting healthy life habits, developing and strengthening mental and physical health and abilities.