Shaun Norris named Allianz Athlete of the Month

Team captain leads Australian wheelchair basketball team to 2019 Asia-Oceania Championships gold 16 Dec 2019
male wheelchair basketballer Shaun Norris catches the ball
Australia's Shaun Norris
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Shaun Norris’ stellar performance led the Australian men’s wheelchair basketball team to the 2019 Asia-Oceania Championships title and have won him the votes to be crowned November’s Allianz Athlete of the Month. 

The 34-year-old averaged 15.9 points per game, helping Australia also secure a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Norris received 41 per cent of the public votes, as German sprinter Johannes Floors came in second with 28 per cent.

Japanese track and field athlete Maya Nakanishi was third with 24 per cent, followed by Dutch wheelchair tennis player Diede de Groot and Brazilian sprinter Petrucio Ferreira.

The 2019 winners are:

January – Jeroen Kampschreur, NED, alpine skiing

February – Yujie Li, CHN, taekwondo

March – Lisa Bunschoten, NED, snowboard

April – Michael Roeger, AUS, athletics

May – Koji Sugeno, JPN, wheelchair tennis

June – Antoni Ponce, ESP, swimming

July – Silvia Biasi, ITA, sitting volleyball

August – Peter Pal Kiss, HUN, canoe

September – Alice Tai, GBR, swimming

October – Barbara Moskal, POL, shooting

November – Shaun Norris, AUS, wheelchair basketball