Who should be September’s Americas ‘Athlete of the Month’?

Athletes nominated in canoe, powerlifting, swimming, table tennis and triathlon 04 Oct 2018
five Americas Para athletes competing at their sports

(clockwise from top left) Serrano, Perez, Wollermann, Seely and Munoz are nominated in September

ⒸGetty Images/CoPAr/Katherinne Wollermann

Five athletes from five different sports have been shortlisted for September 2018’s Americas ‘Athlete of the Month’ poll. The public are invited to vote for their winner via the Americas Paralympic Committee homepage until Thursday (11 October).

Allysa Seely, USA, triathlon

Completed an undefeated season, winning gold at the World Championships in the women’s PTS2 in Gold Coast, Australia.

Amalia Perez, Mexico, powerlifting

Won the women's up to 61kg overall podium after lifting 131kg at the Kitakyushu 2018 Asia-Oceania Open Championships.

Carlos Serrano, Colombia, swimming

Returned from the Japan Para Swimming Games with a gold medal after touching in first in the men’s 50m butterfly S7.

Giselle Muñoz, Argentina, table tennis

Took individual and team golds in the women’s class 7 at the Czech Open.

Katherinne Wollermann, Chile, canoe

Won gold at the Para Canoe Pan American competition in Dartmouth, Canada.

The nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from across the continent.

The 2018 Americas Athlete of the Month winners are:

• January – Fernando Fuentes, El Salvador, swimming

• February – Brenna Huckaby, USA, snowboard

• March – Cristian Ribera, Brazil, Nordic skiing

• April – Daniela Gimenez, Argentina, swimming

• May – Juan Carlos Garrido, Chile, powerlifting

• June – Francisca Mardones, Chile, athletics

• July – Claudia Romero, Mexico, taekwondo

• August – Euclides Grisales, Colombia, boccia