London 2019: Top female Para swimming stars

Vote for the best performance of the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships 24 Sep 2019
An underwater image of female Para athletes swimming backstroke
The London Aquatics Centre hosted the 2019 World Championships and now you can choose the best female swimmer
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By World Para Swimming

The London 2019 World Para Swimming Allianz Championships was not short of great performances. Just finding five top moments is already a difficult task, let alone choosing the best one. 

That is why we need your help to select the best female swimmer from London 2019. Voting is now open until Tuesday, 1 October, 12:00 PM (CET) on World Para Swimming Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages

The winner will be announced on Saturday. Next week will be the time to vote for the best male swimmer from the World Championships.

Here are the nominees for best female swimmer:

Alice Tai, Great Britain

No other swimmer took so many gold medals at the London Aquatics Centre. Seven in total, five in individual events, including one world record in the women’s 100m backstroke S8 final. Alice Tai made the British fans go wild.


Carlotta Gilli, Italy

Italy topped the medals table at London 2019 with 50 podiums, including 20 gold medals. Carlotta Gilli was responsible for four of them and completely dominated the class S13 races. 


Liesette Bruinsma, Netherlands

Five medals, three golds and two world records. Dutch vision impaired swimmer Liesette Bruinsma could not be happier about her performance in the British capital. She is definitely a one to watch for next year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo.


Sophie Pascoe, New Zealand

Kiwi Para swimming star Sophie Pascoe said she wanted to write a new chapter in London in her successful career and that was exactly what she did. The multi-Paralympic champion competed in four events and won them all. 


Valeriia Shabalina, Russia

The women’s S14 races were some of the most competitive at the London 2019 Worlds, and the Russian was the most successful swimmer in her class with a total of six medals, three gold. She also broke the world record in the women’s 100m butterfly.