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IWGA Athlete of the Year 2017 Award

Fabriana Arias (COL) 48,014 votes

Rollersports star in Speed Skating, Fabriana Arias from Colombia, was leading the race from time to time but lost her place in the final three days, finishing third. Sabatino Aracu, President of World Skate, says: “The IWGA Athlete of the Year vote has indeed been a fun ride and very interesting to watch. The three final contestants have gone head to head up until the last moment and our Fabriana Arias has sadly ended up just below the other two. As with all competitions – and the IWGA Athlete of the Year is still a competition! – you always go for the victory, but I have to underline how the vote difference between Fabriana and the winner was marginal: this really demonstrates the popularity of Speed Skating worldwide.”

5 February, 2018

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Everywhere, World
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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