1 February Feb 2019 1257 01 February 2019

Athlete of the Year 2018

The winner is the Acrobatic Gymnastics couple Marina Chernova & Georgii Pataraia, but Kickboxing with Orfan Sananzade was 2nd runner-up in The World Games Athlete of the Year vote

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After a race like never before, Marina Chernova & Georgii Pataraia (RUS), the Acrobatic Gymnastics couple, resulted as The World Games Athletes of the Year 2018.
This incredible couple, who won the 2018 World Championships, The World Games in 2017, the 2017 European Championships, the 2016 World Championships and the 2015 European Games, won the race with 159,348 votes just ahead of the Powerlifting superstar Jennifer Thompson, USA with 152,865 votes.

Kickboxing star Orfan Sanazade (UKR) was the second runner-up with 63,320 votes.

All in all a record number of votes, 492,104, were cast in the race.

Thanks a lot for the support from all the Kickboxers and Kickboxing enthusiasts in the world!

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