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IWGA Athlete of the Year 2017 Award

Karate, Ryo Kiyuna (JPN)

At The World Games in Poland, Karateka Ryo Kiyuna delivered an extraordinary performance, winning all his bouts by 5-0 to claim the gold medal. The current two-time World Champion has reached the top of the podium in all his 11 last international appearances. The last time the Japanese Kata master lost a bout was in 2013.

4 December, 2017

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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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