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IWGA Athlete of the Year 2017 Award

Orienteering, Matthias Kyburz (SUI)

Matthias Kyburz won all three races at The World Games 2013 in Cali, Colombia. He was one of the favourites in Wroclaw as well. He finished “only” third in the opening Sprint, but recovered quickly and won the Middle distance. He had a superb race, and his speed through the terrain contributed to him winning his fourth World Games gold.

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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