London 2019: Time to vote for the best male swimmer

You can choose your favourite until 9 October on World Para Swimming Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages 02 Oct 2019
An underwater image of four men swimming in a pool
El Centro Acuático de Londres albergó el Campeonato Mundial 2019 y ahora puedes votar por el mejor nadador hombre
ⒸSimon Lodge
By World Para Swimming

Carlotta Gilli won the election for best female swimmer and now it is time to elect the best male swimmer of the London 2019 World Para Swimming Allianz Championships.

You can vote until 9 October, 12:00PM (CET) through World Para Swimming social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The nominees are:

Diego Lopez Diaz, Mexico
After winning five gold medals at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games the Mexican flew to London and a week later added another four golds to his collection. He completely dominated the S3 class winning the men’s 50m and 200m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 150m individual medley SM3.


Ihar Boki, Belarus
Belarus’ S13 swimming start is familiar with leaving some empty space in his luggage for some extra kilos on the way back home and it was no different in London. Boki took seven medals, six of them gold in the men’s 50m, 100m and 400m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley SM13.


Lichao Wang, China
The Chinese S5 swimmer competed in four events in London and took gold medals in all of them. Two came in individual events, the men’s 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly – both with world record. He also helped China to win two gold medals in the mixed 4x50m medley relay 20pts (with another world record) and mixed 4x50m freestyle relay 20pts.


Maksym Krypak, Ukraine 
The Ukrainian was responsible for 30 per cent of the gold medals Ukraine took in the World Championships. Krypak competed in six individual S10 events and finished first in five of them (men’s 100m and 400m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley SM10).


Simone Barlaam, Italy
The Italian was involved in six of the 20 gold medals won by his country at the London Aquatics Centre. Barlaam broke three world records on his way to the top of the podium: in them men’s 50m and 100m freestyle S9, and 100m backstroke S9.