A Wexford man, who has won numerous medals in international tug of war competitions, has been nominated as the "greatest athlete of all time" in a new set of awards.

James Kehoe, from the Boley Tug of War Club in Ballycullane, has been nominated by his international federation for the World Games awards.

He is up against 23 other candidates from 23 other sports.

The World Games is an organisation made up of non-Olympic sports and, now in its 40th year, is held every four years.

There have been ten World Games held over the years.

Mr Kehoe has taken part in nine of them, winning two gold medals, three silver and four bronze.

He has also won more than 100 national tug of war titles, with a record number of 25 gold medals, 22 silver and numerous bronze, with honours across the world and European tug of war championships spanning several decades.

The 63-year-old, who was born on the family farm in Boley where he still lives, is still lining out on the rope to this day.

His supporters are appealing for votes up until the deadline of 1 February.