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champion

Medspeak-UK
A person appointed to advocate for the interests of a particular user group—e.g., ensuring that local services are accessible and meet local needs, identifying and addressing discrimination in access to treatment and services, and helping implement UK’s National Health Service Frameworks.
A champion may be a senior staff member in health or social services, a counsellor or a representative of the group concerned (e.g. older people).
 
Sport medicine
Titleholder, title defender, gold medalist, victor.
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By that token Liverpool has never really had an undisputed world champion - not even the best of the lot, the phenomenally gifted John Conteh, a light-heavyweight so talented he was once touted as a possible opponent for Muhammad Ali.
But I'm so confident of being a world champion, I won't need my maths degree as a back-up.
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2006 Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo Champion Sonny Murphy leads a field of bull riders into Tulsa that includes three world champions -- reigning World Champion Matt Austin, 2004 World Champion Dustin Elliott and 2000 World Champion Cody Hancock.
Now he is in the right team I am steadfast in my belief that he is a future world champion.
The Foster's ASP Men's World Tour and ASP Women's World Tour are the pinnacle of the sport and determine pro surfing's world champions every year.
and will feature Olympic and World Champion skaters.
Coming into the event, three Roxy Team Riders are in contention for the crown, headed by reigning world champion Sofia Mulanovich (Peru), who last year clinched the world title at Haleiwa.
Sonja Nef, defending world champion in the giant slalom, is one to watch.
What eluded Kwan, and has eluded Carroll despite his world champions, was Olympic gold.
With a roster rich in world champions and a track record that includes having promoted approximately 300 world championship bouts, CKP is at the forefront of the international boxing business.
championships in Indianapolis in June, Godina finished fourth but received a berth into the world championships by the International Amateur Athletic Federation, which allowed defending world champions to compete even if they failed to qualify at their national trials.

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