Vote now for July’s Allianz Athlete of the Month02.08.2018
Athletics, sitting volleyball and wheelchair tennis athletes nominated
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the shortlist for July’s Allianz Athlete of the Month, and the public can now vote for the winner on www.paralympic.org.
The nominations are:
Kare Adenegan, athletics, Great Britain
Successfully defended the women´s singles title at Wimbledon before winning the doubles to become the first player to claim both titles in the same year.
Elizabeth Gomes, athletics, Brazil
Set new world records in both the women’s shot put and javelin F52 at the Berlin Grand Prix, just two weeks after breaking the discus world record in Paris.
With 2.46m-tall Mehrzadselakjani at his dominant best, Iran regained the men’s world title by beating defending champions Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-20) in the final.
Stefan Olsson, wheelchair tennis, Sweden
Retained the men´s singles title at Wimbledon and reached the doubles final. A week later, he partnered Belgium´s Joachim Gerard to win the doubles title at the British Open.
The public has until 12:00 (CEST) on Thursday (9 August) to vote for the athlete they want to be the Athlete of the Month for July 2018 via the International Paralympic Committee homepage.
The nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and International Federations (IFs).
The 2018 winners are:
January – Oksana Masters, USA, Nordic skiing
March (Best Male) – Brian McKeever, CAN, Nordic skiing
March (Best Female) – Ekaterina Rumyantseva, NPA, Nordic skiing
March (Best Team) – Chinese wheelchair curling team
April – Gemma Collis-McCann, GBR, wheelchair fencing
May – Sareh Javanmardi, IRI, shooting
June – Sevda Altunoluk, TUR, goalball