Lambertini receives Allianz Athlete of the Month for October

The 17-year-old wheelchair fencer won two gold medals at the junior Worlds. 11 Nov 2016
Two men in wheelchairs fencing

Italian wheelchair fencer Emanuele Lambertini has been voted Allianz Athlete of the Month - October 2016

ⒸAugusto Bizzi

Italian teenage wheelchair fencer Emanuele Lambertini has received the Allianz Athlete of the Month honour for October after his outstanding performance at the junior World Championships.


The 17-year-old won four medals (two golds) at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) U17 & U23 Wheelchair Fencing World Championships. He took the under-17 mixed foil and mixed epee events, coming after he reached the quarterfinals in the men’s foil category A on his Paralympic debut at Rio 2016.


Lambertini received 62 per cent of the public vote. Great Britain’s goalball player Laura Perry was second with 31 per cent. Slovakian wheelchair dancing couple Helena Kasicka and Peter Vidasic were third (5 per cent). Wheelchair racers Tatyana McFadden of the USA and Switzerland’s Marcel Hug were also nominated.


The 2016 winners 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

July – Richard Whitehead, Great Britain, athletics

August – Ekrem Gundogdu, Turkey, goalball

September (Best Male) – Siamand Rahman, Iran, powerlifting

September (Best Female) – Sareh Javanmardidodmani, Iran, shooting

September (Best Team) – Brazil, boccia BC3 team

October – Emanuele Lambertini, Italy, wheelchair fencing