The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced its shortlist for July’s Allianz Athlete of the Month award, and the public can now vote for their favourite by clicking here.
There has been a host of top stars putting in excellent performances across para-sport in July, with World Championships taking place in a number of sports including goalball, shooting and wheelchair basketball.
Below are the athletes who have stood out amongst their peers in an incredible month of sport. Vote now for your July Allianz Athlete of the Month:
Jonas Jacobsson (SWE), IPC Shooting - Jacobsson is the most decorated shooter to ever participate in the sport. Once again, outstanding shooting saw him top the podium to win his 18th and 19th world titles at the 2014 IPC Shooting World Championships in Suhl, Germany.
Markus Rehm (GER), IPC Athletics – Rehm stole the show as he won the long jump with a huge effort of 8.24m at the German able-bodied national trials. His leap smashed his own world record of 7.96m set at the 2013 World Championships.
Shaun Norris (AUS) Wheelchair Basketball – Norris guided his team to victory as Australia retained their world title at the 2014 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Incheon, Korea. Norris also finished as the second top scorer in the competition with 155 points.
Maddison Elliott (AUS) IPC Swimming – At just the young age of 15, Elliott broke the world record and won gold in the 100m freestyle S8 at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Sophie Thornhill (GBR) Cycling – Thornhill, aged just 18, won double gold at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in the 1,000m B2 time-trial and the B2 sprint events, adding to the success she enjoyed at this year’s UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships.
Leomon Silva (BRA) Goalball – Silva top scored with an incredible 51 goals, including six in the final, as his side won gold at the 2014 IBSA Goalball World Championships for the first time in their history.
The public has until 17:00 CET on 10 August 2014 to vote for which athlete they thought performed the best last month.
The nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and International Federations (IFs).