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Athlete with Potential Award

Athlete with International Potential Award

This award is presented to nominees who have shown an outstanding performance at any edition of the IWAS Youth World Games.


This award, first presented in 2008, entitles the winners to entry, board and accommodation at the next IWAS Youth World Games where the sport in which they compete, is part of the programme.

The previous winners of the award are as follows:

Name Country Sport
Juliusz Trochimczuk Poland Swimming
Aubrey Headon USA Athletics
2016 Prague, Czech Republic
Khalifa Alqasem Kuwait Table tennis
Nejjar Tarek Spain Wheelchair fencing
Maria Tsakona Greece Swimming
Ntando Mahlangu South Africa Athletics
Kyle Powell Great Britain Athletics – 100 & 200m
Elke Van Achterberg The Netherlands Wheelchair fencing (foil)
Jessica Rogers USA Swimming & paratriathlon
Felix Streng Germany Athletics
Zainab Abdulwahhab Iraq Archery
Svetlana Krivenok Russia Athletics – shot put
Leon Shafer Germany Athletics – high jump
Maria Tsakona Greece Swimming
Barek Tyszkowski Poland Athletics
Victoria Silk Great Britain Athletics
Gianfianco Ionnotta USA Athletics
Catherine Debrunner Switzerland Athletics
Ivan Kodlozerov Russia Athletics

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