Nagpur’s Dr Jaiprakash Duble, former Joint Director of Department of Sports, Government of Maharashtra, has been nominated for World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) Man of the Year award 2021.
World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA), America annually recognizes world’s open water swimmers, products, services and events in five different categories via a global online poll.
Dr Duble is only one from Asia to be nominated for the award.
The WOWSA awards are given to honor those who embody the spirit of open water swimming, possesses sense of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for, and have most positively influenced the world of open water swimming.
Participants have to apply for award. From the received nomination forms, WOWSA finalizes the names of around 15 people across various countries. Further from this 15, one person finally receives the award in the respective category after receiving online votes globally. The last date for voting is January 31, 2022.
Apart from Dr Duble, others who applied for the awards include Boguslaw Ogrodnik fom Poland.