Australia’s Ben Tudhope rounds off the 2019 Allianz Athlete of the Month after being voted the top performer for December.
The 20-year-old snowboarder won a pair of gold medals in the snowboard-cross races at the World Cup in Pyha, Finland. He dedicated his wins to his coach Mikko Wendelin, who passed away just a week before.
Tudhope received 43 per cent of the public votes. Chinese goalballer Mingyuan Yang (28 per cent) finished ahead of Japanese goalballer Haruka Wakasugi (26 per cent). Norwegian cross-country skier Vilde Nilsen and Moroccan blind football player Zouhair Snisla were also nominated.
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
November – Shaun Norris, AUS, wheelchair basketball
December – Ben Tudhope, AUS, snowboard