USA’s Oksana Masters, Canada’s Mark Arendz and Chile’s Alexander Cataldo are the three shortlisted Para athletes for the Americas ‘Athlete of the Month’ poll for February 2017.
The public are invited to vote for their winner via www.americasparalympic.org homepage and can do so until Friday (10 March).
The nominations are:
Mark Arendz, Canada
He was his country’s big star at the Para Nordic skiing World Championships in Finsterau, Germany, winning five medals overall, including two golds, one silver and two bronzes.
Alexander Cataldo, Chile
The Chilean wheelchair tennis player won the Miguel Zuniga Memorial Open in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is now his country’s second best ranked player (No. 71).
Oksana Masters, USA
Crowned world champion for the first time in her career, Oksana Masters won an unprecedented four world titles and one silver at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships, medalling in five of her six events.
The nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from the continent.
The 2017 Allianz Athlete of the Month winners so far are:
•January – Gustavo Fernandez, Argentina, wheelchair tennis