Aruba´s Shenely Tromp, Brazil´s Matheus Rheine, Chile´s Marion Serrano, Colombia´s Maria Paula Barrera and Mexico´s Raul Gutierrez are the five shortlisted Para athletes for the Americas Athlete of the Month poll for March 2017.
The public are invited to vote for their winner via the www.americasparalympic.org homepage until Friday (14 April).
The nominations are:
Maria Paula Barrera, Colombia, swimming
Won six golds, one silver and one bronze to finish as her country´s most decorated athlete at the Sao Paulo 2017 Youth Parapan American Games.
Marion Serrano, Chile, powerlifting
Took gold in the women´s up to 79kg at Sao Paulo 2017, setting a junior world record of 92kg along the way.
Matheus Ribeiro, Brazil, swimming
He won five golds at Sao Paulo 2017, contributing to his country´s medal success in the pool. Brazil finished top of the swimming medals table with 27 golds, 17 silvers and 17 bronzes.
Raul Gutierrez, Mexico, swimming
Was Sao Paulo 2017´s first champion, winning the men´s 100m freestyle S6. He followed that up with two more golds, three silvers and one bronze.
Shenely Tromp, Aruba, athletics
Claimed silver in the women´s 100m T12-3 in Sao Paulo, Aruba´s first medal ever at a Paralympic, Parapan American or Youth Parapan American Games.
The nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from the Americas.