Five athletes nominated for performances at PyeongChang 201802 Apr 2018
(clockwise from top left) Farmer, McKeever, Gmur, Narita and Wang are the nominees for Best Male
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the shortlist for the Best Male Athlete of March based on performances at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, and the public can now vote for the winner on the International Paralympic Committee's website.
In lieu of the IPC Athlete of the Month award for March, the honour is being separated into three different categories – Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete and Best Team – based on results at PyeongChang 2018.
A one-week voting period will be dedicated to each category on the IPC’s website, beginning with Best Male Athlete.
Farmer scored both the game-tying goal to push overtime and the game-winning goal in the gold-medal game. He finished as the tournament’s leading scorer with 11 goals to share the Paralympic record for most goals scored at a single Games.
Canadian cross-country legend completed his final Paralympic Games with three gold medals. The 38-year-old became the most successful cross-country skier in Paralympic history, owning 13 gold medals over five Games.
Gurimu Narita, JPN, snowboard
Narita was the only rider to clock sub-49 seconds in the banked slalom, on his way to the men’s SB-LL2 gold. He became the first Asian snowboarder to win a Paralympic medal, and also took the snowboard-cross bronze medal.