German swimmer Elena Krawzow has received the Allianz Athlete of the Month honour for June in recognition of her world record-breaking performance in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB13.
The world champion impressed in her home pool at the Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaften in Berlin, with a new world record time of 1:16.23.
In the public poll at paralympic.org, Krawzow took 61 per cent of the votes.
Argentina’s Roland Garros champion Gustavo Fernandez received 28 per cent. Italy’s archer Eleonora Sarti secured 6 per cent, followed by USA’s wheelchair rugby player Chuck Aoki (4 per cent) and Great Britain’s track athlete Georgina Hermitage (1 per cent).
The 2016 winners so far are:
-January – Abdullah Sultan Alaryani, United Arab Emirates, shooting
-February – Andrey Smirnov, Russia, wheelchair curling
-March – Stephen McGuire, Great Britain, boccia
-April – Carlos Serrano, Colombia, swimming
-May – Shelby Watson, Great Britain, athletics
-June – Elena Krawzow, Germany, swimming