Miss World 2017

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Miss World 2017
Manushi Chhillar at a press conference, 2017.jpg
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar from India.
Date 18 November 2017
Presenters
Entertainment
Venue Sanya City Arena, Sanya, China
Broadcaster
Entrants 118
Placements 40
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
Winner Manushi Chhillar
 India
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Miss World 2017 was the 67th edition of the Miss World pageant. It was held on 18 November 2017 at the Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China. 118 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown. Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico crowned her successor Manushi Chhillar of India at the end of the event. She is the sixth Indian woman to win Miss World.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final result Contestant
Miss World 2017
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 10
Top 15
Top 40

§ People's Choice winner

Continental Queens of Beauty[edit]

Continent Contestant
Africa
  •  Kenya – Magline Jeruto
Americas
Asia
Caribbean
Europe
Oceania

Background[edit]

Miss World emphasis on a new format, giving greater attraction on social media and interactivity.[citation needed] This new format is called the Head-to-Head Challenge, which will select 20 out of the Top 40 contestants.[1][2]

Challenge Events[edit]

Sports[edit]

Miss Dominican Republic won the Sports challenge and became the first quarter-finalist of Miss World 2017.

Final result Contestant
Winner
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Blue Team
Red Team
Yellow Team

Top Model[edit]

Miss Nigeria won the Top Model Competition and became the second quarter-finalist of Miss World 2017.

Final result Contestant
Winner
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
Top 30

Talent[edit]

Miss Malta won the Talent Competition and became the third quarter-finalist of Miss World 2017.

Final result Contestant
Winner
  •  Malta – Michela Galea
1st Runner-Up
  •  Fiji – Nanise Rainima
2nd Runner-Up
  •  Italy – Conny Notarstefano
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 20

Multimedia[edit]

Final result Contestant
Winner
Top 10

People's Choice Award[edit]

Final result Contestant
Winner
Top 10

Beauty With A Purpose[edit]

Final result Contestant
Winner
Top 20

Head-to-Head Challenge[edit]

  •      Advanced to Top 40
  •      Advanced to Top 40 via a challenge event other than Head-to-Head Challenge
  •      Advanced to Top 40 via Judges' Choice
Group Country 1 Country 2 Country 3 Country 4 Country 5 Country 6
1 Angola Angola Austria Austria The Bahamas Bahamas Georgia (country) Georgia Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Italy Italy
2 Albania Albania Argentina Argentina Bolivia Bolivia Ivory Coast Cote d'Ivoire Israel Israel Mauritius Mauritius
3 Belgium Belgium Cameroon Cameroon Chile Chile Guinea Guinea Madagascar Madagascar Nepal Nepal
4 Armenia Armenia Australia Australia Egypt Egypt France France Germany Germany Jamaica Jamaica
5 Colombia Colombia Cook Islands Cook Islands Curaçao Curaçao Gibraltar Gibraltar Paraguay Paraguay Portugal Portugal
6 Bangladesh Bangladesh Botswana Botswana Brazil Brazil Canada Canada Ethiopia Ethiopia South Africa South Africa
7 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Guam Guam Honduras Honduras Iceland Iceland Macau Macau
8 Cyprus Cyprus Kenya Kenya Republic of Ireland Ireland Mongolia Mongolia Russia Russia Singapore Singapore
9 Bulgaria Bulgaria Ecuador Ecuador El Salvador El Salvador Finland Finland Greece Greece India India
10 Aruba Aruba Ghana Ghana Hungary Hungary Indonesia Indonesia Laos Laos Netherlands Netherlands
11 China China Denmark Denmark Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Hong Kong Hong Kong Moldova Moldova Ukraine Ukraine
12 Croatia Croatia England England Fiji Fiji Guatemala Guatemala Romania Romania Senegal Senegal
13 Liberia Liberia Malta Malta New Zealand New Zealand Nigeria Nigeria Slovakia Slovakia Tunisia Tunisia
14 Montenegro Montenegro Poland Poland Rwanda Rwanda Seychelles Seychelles Sweden Sweden Venezuela Venezuela
15 Guyana Guyana Japan Japan Peru Peru Slovenia Slovenia Tanzania Tanzania Uruguay Uruguay
16 Mexico Mexico Nicaragua Nicaragua Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Norway Norway Scotland Scotland Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
17 Lesotho Lesotho Myanmar Myanmar Philippines Philippines Serbia Serbia Thailand Thailand Turkey Turkey
18 Belize Belize South Sudan South Sudan Spain Spain Vietnam Vietnam Wales Wales Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
19 South Korea Korea Lebanon Lebanon Panama Panama Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago United States United States N/A
20 British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Cape Verde Cape Verde Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Zambia Zambia

Contestants[edit]

118 delegates competed in Miss World 2017:[3]

Country/Territory Contestant Age Hometown Continent
Albania Albania Joana Grabolli 20 Berat Europe
Angola Angola Judelsia Bache 22 Luanda Africa
Argentina Argentina Avril Marco 20 Santiago del Estero America
Armenia Armenia Lili Sargsyan 18 Yerevan Europe
Aruba Aruba Anouk Eman 25 Oranjestad America
Australia Australia Esma Voloder 25 Melbourne Asia&Oceania
Austria Austria Sarah Chvala 22 Vienna Europe
The Bahamas Bahamas Geena Thompson 24 Nassau America
Bangladesh Bangladesh Jessia Islam 20 Dhaka Asia&Oceania
Belgium Belgium Romanie Schotte 20 Bruges Europe
Belize Belize Renae Martinez[4] 20 Belmopan America
Bolivia Bolivia Jasmin Pinto 20 Buena Vista America
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Aida Karamehmedović 24 Trebinje Europe
Botswana Botswana Nicole Gaelebale 24 Mahalapye Africa
Brazil Brazil Gabrielle Vilela 25 Angra dos Reis America
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Helina Hewlett 25 Tortola America
Bulgaria Bulgaria Veronika Stefanova 25 Sofia Europe
Cameroon Cameroon Akomo Minkata 23 Yaoundé Africa
Canada Canada Cynthia Menard 17 Ottawa America
Cape Verde Cape Verde Cristilene Pimienta 21 São Vicente Africa
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Kristin Amaya 25 George Town America
Chile Chile Victoria Stein 22 Puerto Montt America
China China Guan Siyu 23 Xiamen Asia&Oceania
Colombia Colombia Maria Daza 21 Riohacha America
Cook Islands Cook Islands Alanna Smith 25 Avarua Asia&Oceania
Ivory Coast Cote d'Ivoire Mandjalia Gbané 21 Bondoukou Africa
Croatia Croatia Tea Mlinarić 18 Senj Europe
Curaçao Curaçao Vanity Girigori 21 Willemstad America
Cyprus Cyprus Helena Tselepi 22 Limassol Europe
Denmark Denmark Amanda Petri 20 Copenhagen Europe
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Aletxa Mueses 22 San José de las Matas America
Ecuador Ecuador Romina Zeballos 25 Guayaquil America
Egypt Egypt Farah Shaaban 19 Cairo Africa
El Salvador El Salvador Fatima Cuellar 20 San Salvador America
England England Stephanie Hill 22 London Europe
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Catalina Mangue Ondo 18 Mongomo Africa
Ethiopia Ethiopia Kisanet Molla 22 Addis Ababa Africa
Fiji Fiji Nanise Rainima 25 Suva Asia&Oceania
Finland Finland Adriana Gerxhalija 22 Turku Europe
France France Aurore Kichenin 22 Jacou Europe
Georgia (country) Georgia Keti Shekelashvili 23 Kareli Asia&Oceania
Germany Germany Dalila Jabri 20 Hamm Europe
Ghana Ghana Afua Asieduwaa Akrofi 20 Accra Africa
Gibraltar Gibraltar Jodie Garcia 22 Gibraltar Europe
Greece Greece Maria Psilou 20 Aigio Europe
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Audrey Berville 20 Basse-Terre America
Guam Guam Destiny Cruz 20 Hagåtña Asia&Oceania
Guatemala Guatemala Virginia Argueta 23 Jutiapa America
 Guinea Asmaou Diallo 24 Conakry Africa
Guyana Guyana Vena Mookram 19 Georgetown America
Honduras Honduras Celia Monterrosa 22 Santa Bárbara America
Hong Kong Hong Kong Emily Wong 23 Hong Kong Asia&Oceania
Hungary Hungary Virág Koroknyai 20 Budapest Europe
Iceland Iceland Ólafía Ósk Finnsdóttir 19 Reykjavík Europe
India India Manushi Chhillar 20 Haryana Asia&Oceania
Indonesia Indonesia Achintya Holte Nilsen 18 Bali Asia&Oceania
Republic of Ireland Ireland Lauren McDonagh 18 Donegal Europe
Israel Israel Rotem Rabi 21 Tel Aviv Asia&Oceania
Italy Italy Conny Notarstefano 21 Lucera Europe
Jamaica Jamaica Solange Sinclair 24 Kingston America
Japan Japan Haruka Yamashita 22 Tokyo Asia&Oceania
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Gul'banu Azimkhan 18 Kyzylorda Asia&Oceania
Kenya Kenya Magline Jeruto 24 Nairobi Africa
South Korea Korea Ha-eun Kim 25 Seoul Asia&Oceania
Laos Laos Tonkham Phonchanhueang 20 Vientiane Asia&Oceania
Lebanon Lebanon Perla Helou 22 Baabda Asia&Oceania
Lesotho Lesotho Mpoi Ma'hao 19 Maseru Africa
Liberia Liberia Wokie Dolo 25 Monrovia Africa
Macau Macau Cloe Lan Wan-Ling 25 Macau Asia&Oceania
Madagascar Madagascar Felana Tirindraza 22 Nosy Be Africa
Malta Malta Michela Galea 25 Valletta Europe
Mauritius Mauritius Bessika Bucktawor 21 Triolet Africa
Mexico Mexico Andrea Meza 23 Chihuahua City America
Moldova Moldova Ana Badaneu 20 Chișinău Europe
Mongolia Mongolia Enkhjin Tseveendash 24 Ulaanbaatar Asia&Oceania
Montenegro Montenegro Tea Babić 19 Podgorica Europe
Myanmar Myanmar Ei Kyawt Khaing 19 Naypyidaw Asia&Oceania
Nepal Nepal Nikita Chandak 21 Urlabari Asia&Oceania
Netherlands Netherlands Philisantha van Deuren 21 Almere Europe
New Zealand New Zealand Annie Evans 19 Auckland Asia&Oceania
Nicaragua Nicaragua America Monserrath 18 Rivas America
Nigeria Nigeria Ugochi Ihezue 20 Birnin Kebbi Africa
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Anna Henry 22 Belfast Europe
Norway Norway Celine Herregården 19 Drammen Europe
Panama Panama Julianne Brittón 22 Panama City America
Paraguay Paraguay Paola Oberladstatter 24 Ciudad del Este America
Peru Peru Pamela Sánchez 22 Chachapoyas America
Philippines Philippines Laura Lehmann 23 Makati Asia&Oceania
Poland Poland Magdalena Bieńkowska 24 Warsaw Europe
Portugal Portugal Filipa Barroso 18 Setúbal Europe
Romania Romania Mihaela Bosca 26 Baia Mare Europe
Russia Russia Polina Popova 22 Yekaterinburg Europe
Rwanda Rwanda Elsa Iradukunda 19 Kigali Africa
Scotland Scotland Romy McCahill 23 Milngavie Europe
Senegal Senegal Nar Codou Diouf 20 Dakar Africa
Serbia Serbia Anđelija Rogić 22 Užice Europe
Seychelles Seychelles Hilary Joubert 23 Victoria Africa
Singapore Singapore Laanya Ezra Asogan 21 Singapore Asia&Oceania
Slovakia Slovakia Hanka Závodná 21 Bratislava Europe
Slovenia Slovenia Maja Zupan 18 Britof Europe
South Africa South Africa Adè van Heerden 26 Herolds Bay Africa
South Sudan South Sudan Arual Longar 20 Juba Africa
Spain Spain Elisa Tulian 21 Majorca Europe
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Dusheni Silva 24 Colombo Asia&Oceania
Sweden Sweden Hanna Haag 20 Gävle Europe
Tanzania Tanzania Julitha Kabete 21 Dar es Salaam Africa
Thailand Thailand Patlada Kulphakthanapat 25 Bangkok Asia&Oceania
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Chandini Chanka 23 Port of Spain America
Tunisia Tunisia Emna Abdelhedi 22 Sfax Africa
Turkey Turkey Aslı Sümen 23 Mersin Asia&Oceania
Ukraine Ukraine Polina Tkach 18 Kiev Europe
United States United States Clarissa Bowers 20 Miami America
Uruguay Uruguay Melina Carballo 21 Montevideo America
Venezuela Venezuela Ana Carolina Ugarte 25 Maturín America
Vietnam Vietnam Đỗ Mỹ Linh 21 Hanoi Asia&Oceania
Wales Wales Hannah Williams 23 Cardiff Europe
Zambia Zambia Mary Chibula 22 Mongu Africa
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Chiedza Mhosva 22 Harare Africa

Judges[edit]

The judges panel for Miss World 2017 were:

Notes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Returns[edit]

Last competed in 2001

Last competed in 2010

Last competed in 2011

Last competed in 2012

Last competed in 2013

Last competed in 2014

Last competed in 2015

Designations[edit]

  •  Aruba – Anouk Eman was appointed Miss Aruba World 2017 at private ceremony after being selected at a casting call organised by Star Promotion Foundation, the franchise holder for Miss World in Aruba.
  •  Belize - Renae Martinez was appointed to represent Belize at Miss World 2017 after a casting call was organised by Michael Arnold, national director of Miss World Belize pageant.
  •  Dominican Republic – Aletxa Mueses was crowned Miss Mundo Dominicana 2017 at simple ceremony after being selected at a casting call organised by Diany Mota, the national director of Miss Mundo Dominicana pageant after this years edition was not held due to lack of sponsorship.
  •  El Salvador - Fatima Molina was appointed to represent El Salvador at Miss World 2017 at a closed door casting call organized by Telecorporación Salvadoreña, the franchise holder for Miss World in El Salvador.
  •  Ethiopia – Kisanet Molla was selected Miss World Ethiopia 2017 at a casting call organised by Genet Tsegay, the national director of Miss World Ethiopia pageant.
  •  Georgia – Keti Shekelashvili was appointed to represent Georgia at Miss World 2017 pageant by IC Model Management, the franchise holder for Miss World in Georgia after the national pageant was not held due to undisclosed reasons. Shekelashvili was the 4 th runner-up at the Miss Georgia 2015 pageant.
  •  Ghana – Afua Asieduwaa Akrofi was chosen to represent Ghana at Miss World 2017 by Inna Mariam Patty, the national director of Miss Ghana pageant after she decided to send Margaret Derry Mwintuur, Miss Ghana 2017 to Miss World 2018 pageant as the 2017 edition of the national pageant was to be held in early October leaving no time to prepare the new winner for the Miss World pageant. Akrofi was the 1st runner-up at the Miss Ghana 2015 pageant.
  •  Hong Kong - Emily Wong was appointed to represent Hong Kong at Miss World 2017 by TVB group, after they reacquired the franchise for Miss World in Hong Kong. Wong was the 2nd runner-up at the Miss Hong Kong 2017 pageant.
  •  Macau - Wan Ling Lan was chosen to compete at Miss World at 2017 at a casting call. She was also a Macau’s representative at Miss Grand International 2015.
  •  Poland – Magdalena Bieńkowska, Miss Polski 2015 was appointed to compete at Miss World 2017 after Lech Daniłowicz, the national director of Miss Polski pageant was appointed the new license holder for Miss World in Poland. Previously Elzbieta Wierzbicka held the franchise for Miss World in Poland[5]
  •  Romania - Mihaela Bosca was appointed Miss World Romania 2017 by Ernest Hadrian Böhm, the national director of Miss World Romania pageant after a casting call was organized by ExclusivEvent Agency, the franchise holder for Miss World in Romania.
  •  Tanzania – Julitha Kabete was chosen to represent Tanzania at Miss World 2017 after a casting call was organised by Hashim Lundenga, the national director of Miss Tanzania pageant as the 2017 edition of the pageant was not held due to lack of sponsorship. Kabete competed at Miss Tanzania 2016 pageant and was among the Top 5.
  •  Thailand: Patlada Kulphakthanapat was appointed as Miss Thailand World 2017 by Supol Wichianchai, the President of Miss Thailand World Organiztation after the 2017 edition of the pageant was cancelled as a mark of respect on account of the death of the Thai Monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Kulphakthanapat was the 1st runner-up at the Miss Thailand World 2016 pageant.
  •  Uruguay: Melina Carballo was appointed to compete at Miss World 2017 by Antonio Vergara Olmos, the national director of Nuestra Belleza Uruguay pageant after the national pageant was not held due to lack of sponsorship. Carballo competed at Nuestra Belleza Uruguay 2016 and was crowned Miss Grand Uruguay 2016.
  •  Venezuela: Ana Carolina Ugarte was appointed Miss Venezuela Mundo 2017 by Osmel Sousa, the national director of Miss Venezuela pageant after Miss Venezuela Mundo pageant was not held for the second consecutive year due to lack of sponsorship and financial crisis in the country. Ugarte represented the state of Monagas at Miss Venezuela 2013 pageant.
  •  VietnamĐỗ Mỹ Linh was appointed Miss World Vietnam 2017 by Elite Models Vietnam, the franchise holders for Miss World in Vietnam after the Miss World Vietnam pageant was not held for undisclosed reason. Linh was crowned Miss Vietnam 2016.

Replacements[edit]

  •  Bangladesh – Jessia Islam was crowned Miss World Bangladesh 2017 by Antar Showbiz and Omicon Entertainment, the franchise holders for Miss World in Bangladesh after Jannatul Nayeem Avril, the original winner was dethroned for being married before entering the pageant. Islam was the 1st runner-up at the Miss World Bangladesh 2017 pageant.
  •  British Virgin Islands – Helina Hewlett was appointed Miss World British Virgin Islands 2017 by Damion Grange, the national director of Miss World British Virgin Islands pageant as a replacement to Khephra Sylvester, Miss British Virgin Islands 2017 who would compete only at Miss Universe 2017 due to the conflicting dates of the two international pageants. Sylvester would have competed at both the pageants otherwise. Hewlett was the 1st runner-up at the Miss British Virgin Islands 2017 pageant.[6]
  •  Cameroon – Michèle Ange Minkata was appointed to compete at Miss World 2017 pageant by Solange Ingrid, the national director of Miss Cameroon pageant after Julie Nguimfack, Miss Cameroon 2016 was dethroned on grounds of indiscipline. Nguimfack was denied visa by the US embassy to participate at the last year’s event and was supposed to compete at Miss World 2017. Minkata was the 4th runner-up at the Miss Cameroon 2016 pageant.[7]
  •  Cayman Islands – Kristin Amaya was appointed to represent Cayman Islands at Miss World 2017 by Derri Dacres-Lee, the national director of Miss Cayman Islands pageant as a replacement to Anika Conolly, Miss Cayman Islands 2017 who had to withdraw from Miss World 2017 pageant as she didn't meet the minimum age requirement. Amaya was the 1st runner-up at the Miss Cayman Islands 2017 pageant.
  •  France - Aurore Kichenin was appointed Miss World France 2017 by Sylvie Tellier, the national director of Miss France pageant, as a replacement to Alicia Aylies, Miss France 2017 who will only compete at Miss Universe 2017 pageant. Kichenin represented the region of Languedoc-Roussillon at Miss France 2017 and was the 1st runner-up at the pageant.
  •  Greece – Theodora Soukia, Miss Hellas 2017 was replaced by Maria Psilou, Star Hellas 2017 for undisclosed reasons. Psilou was crowned Star Hellas 2017 at a private casting call organised by Vassilis Prevelakis, the national director of Star Hellas pageant.[8]
  •  Guatemala – Virginia Argueta was appointed to compete at Miss World 2017 by Javier Miranda, the national director of Miss Guatemala Mundo pageant as a replacement to Lisbeth Gómez who was earlier appointed to represent Guatemala at Miss World 2017 but resigned due to personal reasons. Gómez was chosen to compete at Miss World pageant so as to allow more preparation time for Elizabeth Gramajo, the new winner of Miss Guatemala Mundo 2017-18 pageant who would be sent to Miss World 2018. Argueta was crowned Miss Universe Guatemala 2016.
  •  Madagascar – Felana Tirindraza was appointed to compete at Miss World 2017 by Comité Miss Madagascar, the organizers of Miss Madagascar pageant after Njara Windye Harris, the original winner chose to compete at Miss University Africa 2017 contest. Tirindraza was crowned the 1st runner-up at the Miss Madagascar 2017 pageant.[9]
  •  South Africa: Adé van Herdeen was appointed Miss World South Africa 2017,by Melinda Bam, the national director of the Miss South Africa pageant, as a replacement to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa 2017 after Nel-Peters chose to compete at Miss Universe 2017 due to conflicting schedules of the two pageants. van Herdeen was crowned the 1st runner-up at the Miss South Africa 2017 pageant.
  •  Turkey – Itır Esen, Miss Turkey World 2017 was replaced by Aslı Sümen, Miss Turkey Universe 2017 by Can Sandikcioglu, the national director of Miss Turkey pageant after Esen was dethroned just hours after her crowning over an unacceptable tweet about the attempted Turkish coup of 2016[10]
  •  Zambia – Mary Chibula was appointed to compete at Miss World 2017 by Platinum Events Productions Africa, the franchise holder for Miss World in Zambia after the original winner Louisa Josephs Chingangu was dethroned and Mwangala Ikacana, the 1st runner-up could not compete due to personal reasons. Chibula was crowned the 2nd runner-up at the Miss Zambia 2016 pageant

Withdrawals[edit]

  •  Antigua and Barbuda – No delegate was appointed due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  Belarus – With the Miss Belarus pageant being held bi-annually, the organizers initially appointed the first runner-up Ekaterina Savchuk to represent her country in this year's Miss World, but she eventually withdrew for personal reasons, thus removing her from the official list of contestants.
  •  DR Congo – No delegate was appointed due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  Costa Rica – No delegate was appointed due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  Czech Republic – Češka Miss decided to send the nation's delegates to Miss Universe, Miss Earth, and Miss Supranational this year, as the organization relinquished its Miss World license to the new franchise holder, which would be announced at a later date.
  •  Guinea Bissau – Laila Da Costa was chosen as national representative for the event, however she could not attend when her entry visa was denied by the Chinese government.
  •  Haiti – No delegate was appointed due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  Kyrgyzstan – Begimay Karybekova was chosen as national representative for the event, however she could not attend when her entry visa was denied by the Chinese government.
  •  Latvia – Miss Latvia 2017 pageant was cancelled due to internal problems with the organization and lack of sponsorship.
  •  Malaysia – No delegate was appointed, due to internal problems with the organization and lack of sponsorship, following the resignation of the pageant's licensee and national director.
  •  Puerto Rico - No delegate was sent because of the hurricanes that affected the island.[citation needed]
  •  Sierra Leone – No delegate was appointed due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  St. Lucia – No delegate was appointed due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  Uganda – No delegate was appointed due to lack of funding and sponsorship.
  •  US Virgin Islands – No delegate was appointed due to lack of funding and sponsorship.

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