World champions, World Marathon Major winner and Wheelchair tennis legend make the shortlist07 Nov 2019
World champions, World Marathon Major winner and wheelchair tennis legend make the shortlist
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has released the shortlist for October’s Allianz Athlete of the Month, and fans can now vote for the winner on www.paralympic.org.
The nominees are:
BARBARA MOSKAL, POL, SHOOTING
Stamped her name as the top vision impaired shooter when the category made its Worlds debut at Sydney 2019. She dominated the standing category.
MANUELA SCHAER, SUI, ATHLETICS
Took her eighth consecutive Marathon Majors victory in the Chicago Marathon less than a month after winning in Berlin.
OLEKSII DENYSIUK, UKR, SHOOTING
Was the top pistol shooter at the 2019 World Championships in Sydney, Australia, winning three medals including golds in P3 and P4. It was a big improvement since the Championships a year ago when he reached all his finals and made the top three.
OLIVER HOERAUF, GER, GOALBALL
Helped Germany secure their first European title by finishing as the team’s top goal scorer with 19 strikes after beating Ukraine 6-2 in the final.
SHINGO KUNIEDA, JPN, WHEELCHAIR TENNIS
Produced a dominant display to beat two-time Wimbledon champion Stefan Olsson in the inaugural men’s singles final on home soil at the Japan Open.