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The World Games Athlete of the Year 2018

Anna Poliakova - Sumo

Anna Poliakova’s winning streak in The World Games and the Sumo World Championships started in 2008.
Previously competing as Anna Zhigalova, she is a 5-time Gold Medalist in the Open-weight category with two Gold Medals in the Heavy-weight category in the last 7 Sumo World Championships.
She has participated in The World Games 2009, 2013, and 2017, winning both the Heavy-weight and Open-weight categories in all 3 of the Games, making her one of the most successful athletes in The World Games.

She not only raised the standards of Sumo, but also has become a symbol of strength both in mind and body.

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