Who should be Americas 'Athlete of the Month'?06.09.2017
Vote now to decide who was the best athlete in the Americas in August
Brazil's Luis Cardoso, Canada's Patrick Anderson, Colombia's Diego Meneses, USA's Hannah Dederick and Argentina's Gustavo Fernandez are the five shortlisted Para athletes for the Americas ‘Athlete of the Month’ poll for August 2017.
The public are invited to vote for their winner via the Americas Paralympic Committee homepage and have time to do so until Wednesday (13 September).
The nominations are:
Luis Cardoso, Brazil, canoe
Patrick Anderson, Canada, wheelchair basketball
Came back from retirement to lead the Canadian men´s wheelchair baskeball to silver at the Americas Cup and qualification for the 2018 World Championships, finishing as the team’s top-scorer.
Diego Meneses, Colombia, athletics
Secured his first British Open crown and second Super Series title of his career at the expense of British player Alfie Hewett 6-4, 6-3, to extend his advantage at the top of the men’s rankings.
Two-time Paralympic medallist Steve Serio co-captained another major tournament victory for the USA at the IWBF America’s Qualifier. In the gold-medal game against Canada he led the team with 22 points, in a come-from-behind victory.
The nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from the continent.
The 2017 Americas Athlete of the Month winners so far are:
• February – Alexander Cataldo, Chile, wheelchair tennis
• March – Maria Paula Barrera, Colombia, swimming
• April – Adam Dixon, Canada, ice hockey
• May – Bruna Costa Alexandre, Brazil, table tennis
• July – Mauricio Valencia, Colombia, athletics