We are thrilled to announce that Portuguese korfball star, Pedro Correia, has been shortlisted for The World Games Athlete of the Year 2023! This prestigious award recognizes outstanding achievements.
Correia is a true legend of the korfball world. A seasoned athlete with over a decade of experience, he has been an integral part of Team Portugal for many years. His exceptional talent and leadership have made him a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.
Pedro takes up the baton of other korfball stars such as Ya Wen Lin (TPE), Julie Caluwé (BEL) and Suzanne Struik (NED), candidates in the previous editions. Last year, the player from Chinese Taipei finished in 4th position, just a few points off the podium.
With 62 senior international caps and over 220 goals scored for both Portugal and his club team, Correia’s impact on the sport is undeniable. His most recent achievement was his instrumental role in Portugal’s qualification for The World Games 2025 at the World Korfball Championships 2023. His unwavering dedication and exceptional skills propelled the team to a remarkable performance, securing their spot in the 2025 edition of The World Games which takes place in Chengdu, China.
Correia has represented Portugal in two previous editions of The World Games, demonstrating his remarkable consistency and commitment to the sport. He made his debut at the 9th World Games in Cali, Colombia, and then showcased his prowess once again at the 11th World Games in Birmingham, USA.
Beyond his impressive sporting achievements, Correia is also a valued member of the Portuguese korfball community. His leadership qualities and passion for the sport have inspired countless young athletes, contributing to the continued growth and development of korfball.
We encourage everyone to visit The World Games website and cast their vote for Pedro Correia! Your support could help him bring this prestigious award home to Portugal.
Here are the candidates for The World Games Athlete of the Year 2023! 🤩
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How to vote
The voting will begin at 12:00 GMT on 10th January, 2024. And from 22nd January, 2024 at 12:00 GMT, only the 10 highest ranked candidates at that time will continue in the race. All candidates will re-start with 0 votes.
Link to vote (every 24 hours): click here
Voting ends on 31st January, 2024 at 12:00 GMT.
All korfball fans and supporters around the world can give their votes to their favourite candidate on The World Games website once per 24 hours. Votes must be given each time to two candidates: 2 votes to a first-choice candidate and 1 vote to a second-choice candidate. If a person tries to give votes to one candidate only, the votes will not be registered.
The numbers of votes cast for each candidate will be visible throughout the campaign.
The International World Games Association reminds all voters that they shall act in accordance with fair play in sport. The IWGA will scrutinise the voting process closely, and any anomalies that appear will be investigated.
– 10/1/2024: Online voting for Athlete of the Year 2023 is open!