Voting on the 24-strong list of athletes started on January 8 and more than 760,000 votes have been casted already.
Only the top ten candidates remain as a second phase of voting begins.
Who is the World’s Greatest Athlete?
Squash player Nicol David has been leading with 200,131 votes at the time of writing this article
The now-retired Malaysian tennis player was the women’s world number one for a record-breaking 108 consecutive months, starting from August 2006 till September 2015.
She excelled at the World Games in 2005, 2009 and 2013, and finished with bronze in 2017.
Sumo wrestler Batyr Altyev of Russia is the one near to the athlete to David with 90,003 votes, while Irish tug-of-war athlete James Kehoe is third with 45,936 votes.
The top three athletes are ready to receive a diploma, a trophy and a branded gift from the sponsor of the vote Protective Life.
Kehoe’s place in the top three is on the a shaking table from Swedish muaythai athlete Sofia Olofsson who is in fourth place on 43,320.
Olofsson is followed closely by Mexican racquetball star Paola Longoria on 41,316 votes.
German life saver Marcel Hassemeier, Colombia’s roller sport athlete Fabriana Arias, Russian gymnast Evgeniya Kanaeva, Ukrainian powerlifter Larysa Soloviova and Moldovan dance sport pair Gabrielle Goffredo and Anna Matus have also made quite amazing votes.
The vote is taking place to mark the 40th anniversary of the first edition of the World Games, which took place in Santa Clara in the United States of America in 1981