Vote now for June’s Allianz Athlete of the Month award

Nominees include: Ryley Batt, Veronika Vadovicova, Safet Alibasic, Janet McLachlan and Yui Kamiji 04 Jul 2014
Woman in wheelchair on a tennis court returning a shot.

Japan's Yui Kamiji returns a shot during her women's wheelchair singles final match against Aniek Vanuatu Koot of Netherlands at Roland Garros in Paris, France

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The public now has until 12:00 (CEST) on 10 July to vote

The International Paralympic Committee has announced its shortlist for June’s Allianz Athlete of the Month award, and the public can now vote for the winner via the poll on

The nominees include:

Safet Alibasic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – Alibasic helped Bosnia to win the 2014 Sitting Volleyball World Championships. Earning the men’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, his contributions helped his team finish the competition without losing a match to add the world championship title to their Paralympic gold.

Ryley Batt (Australia) – Wheelchair rugby star Batt recently helped his team secure the 2014 Canada Cup, scoring an impressive 43 goals in the final as Australia beat Canada 62-54. This incredible performance also led him to be given the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

Yui Kamiji (Japan) – Kamiji won her first singles grand slam of her career with a straight sets victory over the Netherlands’ Aniek Van Koot at the 2014 French Open in Roland Garros. She then backed this up by taking the title in the women’s doubles.

Janet McLachlan (Canada) – Canada became world champions once again, defeating Germany in the final of the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championships. McLachlan was influential throughout and often finished as top scorer, including in the final.

Veronika Vadovicova (Slovakia) – Double European champion Vadovicova recently claimed three gold medals and bettered her own finals world record in R2 R2 (women's 10m air rifle standing SH1) with a score of 207.5 at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Fort Benning, USA.

The public now has until 12:00 (CEST) on 10 July to vote for which athlete it thinks had the best performance last month.

The nominations are compiled from submissions from National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and International Federations (IFs).