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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Fencing

Gemma Collis-McCann named Allianz Athlete of the Month for April

British wheelchair fencer takes gold at Montreal World Cup 11 May 2018
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a group of female wheelchair fencers in a row

Gemma Collis-McCann (second from left) triumphed at the Montreal World Cup

ⒸPatrick Beauchemin/Défi sportif AltergGo 2018
By IPC

Great Britain’s wheelchair fencer Gemma Collis-McCann has been voted the Allianz Athlete of the Month for April after taking gold in the women's epee category A at the Montreal World Cup. It was a shock World Cup victory for the Brit, beating world champion Zsuzsanna Krajnyak of Hungary.

Collis-McCann, who returned to competition only this year after a long recovery from a neurological disorder, received 58 per cent of the public votes.

Australian wheelchair racer Madison de Rozario came in second with 29 per cent. Welsh athlete Hollie Arnold was third (5 per cent) ahead of Australian table tennis player Melissa Tapper and US swimmer Robert Griswold.

The 2018 winners are:

JanuaryOksana Masters, USA, Nordic skiing

FebruaryMac Marcoux, CAN, alpine skiing

March (Best Male) – Brian McKeever, CAN, Nordic skiing

March (Best Female) – Ekaterina Rumyantseva, NPA, Nordic skiing

March (Best Team) – Chinese wheelchair curling team

April - Gemma Collis-McCann, GBR, wheelchair fencing