Vote now for the Allianz Best Female of the Month – September 2016
Nominees include: Sareh Javanmardidodmani, Grace Norman, Josephine Orji, Sophie Pascoe, Beatrice Vio and Li Zhang. 14 Oct 2016
Sareh Javanmardidodmani, Grace Norman, Josephine Orji, Sophie Pascoe, Beatrice Vio and Li Zhang have been nominated for the Allianz Best Female of the Month – September 2016
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the shortlist for the Best Female Athlete of September based on performances at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and the public can now vote for the winner on www.Paralympic.org.
In lieu of the IPC Athlete of the Month award for September, the honour is being separated into three different categories – Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete and Best Team – based on results at Rio 2016.
Siamand Rahman won the Best Male honour. Now a one-week voting period will be dedicated to decide the Best Female Athlete of September.
Sareh Javanmardidodmani, Iran, shooting
Javanmardidomani made history by becoming Iran's first ever female gold medallist in Paralympic shooting, winning P2 (women's 10m air pistol SH1). The 31-year-old followed that up with a second gold in P4 (mixed 50m pistol SH1).
The world’s strongest female Paralympian came to the fore to smash the world record for the women’s heavyweights. Nigerian world champion Josephine Orji, previously known as Precious, added 7kg onto her own best from 2015, lifting 160kg in the fourth round.
Pascoe returned to some of her best form at Rio 2016, leaving the Olympic Aquatics Stadium with three golds and two silver medals from the women’s S10 events. That included a world record in the 200m individual medley SM10 and a Paralympic record in the final of the women’s 100m butterfly.