Alexander Cataldo, Chile, wheelchair tennis
Celebrated twice on home soil at the Antofagasta Open by winning the singles and doubles trophies.
Angelica Bernal, Colombia, wheelchair tennis
Won the Semana Guga Kuerten women’s singles title in Florianopolis, Brazil, after beating Great Britain’s former No. 5 in the world Lucy Shuker 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the final.
Daniel Romanchuk, USA, athletics
Qualified for the second Paralympic Games of his career after defending his Chicago Marathon crown, finishing more than three minutes ahead of the second-place athlete with a time of 1:30.26.
Nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from across the continent.
The 2019 Americas Athlete of the Month winners are:
• January – Johanna Sossa and Johana Martinez, Colombia, wheelchair tennis
• February – Rebeca Valenzuela Alvarez, Mexico, athletics