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Monday, December 26, 2011

WOWSA Update

In the final week of voting for the 2011 WOWSA Awards, there are three interesting races.

In the World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year voting, Petar Stoychev has forged into a slim lead over Jamie Patrick. In the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year voting, it is another close race between stars from Argentina and Australia. In the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year voting, Nejib Belhedi is stretching out his lead over the field:

1. Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – World Professional Marathon Swimming Champion - 1,116 votes (19%)
2. Jamie Patrick (USA) – Adventure Swimmer - 1,039 votes (17%)
3. Salvatore Cimmino Cimmino (Italy) – Champion of the Disabled - 697 votes (12%)
4. Stephen Redmond (Ireland) – Courageous Channel Challenger - 625 votes (10%)
5. Bruckner Chase (USA) – Ocean Advocacy and Awareness Visionary - 543 votes (9%)

1. Pilar Geijo (Argentina) – World Professional Marathon Swimming Champion - 1,306 votes (20%)
2. Penny Palfrey (Australia) – Marathon Swimmer Extraordinaire - 1,108 votes (17%)
3. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) – World Marathon Swimming Champion - 740 votes (11%)
4. Diana Nyad (USA) – Inspiration and Determination Redux - 658 votes (10%)
5. Keri-Anne Payne (Great Britain) – World Champion and Olympic Favorite - 647 votes (10%)

1. 1400K Swim Across Tunisia (Tunisia) – Swim of Peace - 1,758 votes (21%)
2. Julie Galloway (Ireland) – Record-setting Marathon Swimmer - 1,024 votes (12%)
3. Selina Moreno Pasagali (Spain) – Marathon Swimming Cancer Survivor - 1,000 votes (12%)
4. Patagonia Extreme Cold Water Challenge (Chile and Argentina) – Adventure in South America - 855 votes (10%)
5. Windermere 12-way Warriors (England) – Dozen Times Better - 639 votes (7%)

Online voting continues until midnight Los Angeles time on December 31st 2011.


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