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IWGA Athlete of the Year 2017 Award

Canoe Polo, German Men’s Team

The German men’s Canoe Polo team overcame a tough competition schedule and a nail-biting semi-final in Wroclaw to successfully retain The World Games title they won in Colombia four years earlier.
The Germans went through the competition undefeated, underlining their dominance with a clinical 4-1 win over reigning World Champions Italy in the gold medal match.

4 December, 2017

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January 1 - January 31, 2018

21 athletes, all of whom competed at The World Games last summer, are waiting for their fans to support them in the one competition they cannot win by themselves: the Athlete of the Year vote.

The voting continues until 31 January. However on 15 January, only the best 9 candidates by that date will go forward to the final round of voting. Voters can register one vote per day throughout the voting period.

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