Barbara Moskal named October's Allianz Athlete of the Month

Polish shooter made history at Sydney 2019 Worlds 14 Nov 2019
Female vision impaired shooter waves at audience
Barbara Moskal won gold in the vision impaired standing at Sydney 2019
ⒸNarelle Spangher | Sydney 2019

Barbara Moskal’s historic performance at the 2019 World Shooting Para Sport Championships landed her the votes to be named October’s Allianz Athlete of the Month. 

The 25-year-old Polish athlete stamped her name as the top vision impaired shooter when the category made its Worlds debut in Sydney, Australia. Her aiming was on target, as she dominated the standing category to cap a strong season.

Moskal received 60 per cent of the public votes, as German goalball player Oliver Hoerauf came in second with 22 per cent. Ukrainian shooter Oleksii Denysiuk was third with 11 per cent, followed by Swiss wheelchair racer Manuela Schaer and then Japanese wheelchair tennis player Shingo Kunieda.     

The 2019 winners are:

January – Jeroen Kampschreur, NED, alpine skiing

February – Yujie Li, CHN, taekwondo

March – Lisa Bunschoten, NED, snowboard

April – Michael Roeger, AUS, athletics

May – Koji Sugeno, JPN, wheelchair tennis

June – Antoni Ponce, ESP, swimming

July – Silvia Biasi, ITA, sitting volleyball

August – Peter Pal Kiss, HUN, canoe

September – Alice Tai, GBR, swimming

October – Barbara Moskal, POL, shooting