Vote for May’s Americas ‘Athlete of the Month’

Five countries represented among nominations 04 Jun 2019
Collage made up of five photos of Allysa Seely, Anssell Miranda Martinez, Carolina Munevar, Herbert Aceituno and Sherman Guity

Five Para athletes nominated for May 2019's Americas Athlete of the Month

ⒸGetty Images, Lima 2019, NPC Colombia, NPC Puerto Rico, Sherman Guity

The nominations for May 2019’s Americas ‘Athlete of the Month’ poll have been announced. The public are invited to vote for their winner via the Americas Paralympic Committee homepage until Tuesday, 11 June.

Allysa Seely, USA, triathlon

Secured sixth consecutive World Series win with another impressive victory in Yokohama, Japan.

Anssell Miranda Martinez, Puerto Rico, athletics

On his international debut as a junior, the 15-year-old T46 runner took two golds at the Dessert Challenge.

Carolina Munevar, Colombia, cycling

Won double gold in the women’s road race and time trial C2 at the Ostend World Cup in Belgium.

Herbert Aceituno, El Salvador, powerlifting

Extended his remarkable success streak by taking his second World Cup title in Lima.

Sherman Guity, Costa Rica, athletics

Claimed two golds in the men’s 100m and 200m T64 at the Nottwil Grand Prix and was congratulated by the Costa Rican President himself.

Nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from across the continent.

The 2019 Americas Athlete of the Month winners are:

• January – Johanna Sossa and Johana Martinez, Colombia, wheelchair tennis

• February – Rebeca Valenzuela Alvarez, Mexico, athletics

• March – Matias Pino, Chile, table tennis

• April – Daniel Martins, Brazil, athletics