Who should be September's Allianz Athlete of the Month?03.10.2018
Recently crowned world champions are on the shortlist
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the shortlist for September’s Allianz Athlete of the Month, and the public can now vote for the winner on www.paralympic.org.
The nominations are:
Lingling Guo, China, powerlifting
Guo broke the women's up to 45kg world record three times on her way to gold, with a final 114kg lift, at the Asia-Oceania Open Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan.
The 24-year-old had a golden breakthrough, winning two gold medals at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA, with a personal record of 78.947 per cent in the freestyle discipline.
The Dutch rower completed an unbeaten season which included winning two boat classes at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
He won the PR2 men’s single sculls, and then he teamed up with Annika van der Meer to win the PR2 mixed double sculls.
Schaer smashed the world record to defend her Berlin Marathon crown. She clocked 1:36:53, more than a minute faster than the previous record time she shared with Japan’s Wakako Tsuchida, back in 2013.
Lauren Steadman, Great Britain, triathlon
Steadman won the women’s PTS5 to cap a brilliant year. The new world champion found redemption from her silver in Rotterdam, Netherlands, a year ago, thanks to a superb bike stage that saw her take charge of the race.
The public has until 12:00 (CEST) on Wednesday (10 October) to vote for the athlete they want to be the Allianz Athlete of the Month for September 2018 via the International Paralympic Committee homepage.
The nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and International Federations (IFs).
The 2018 winners are:
February – Mac Marcoux, CAN, alpine skiing
March (Best Female) – Ekaterina Rumyantseva, NPA, Nordic skiing
March (Best Team) – Chinese wheelchair curling team
April – Gemma Collis-McCann, GBR, wheelchair fencing
May – Sareh Javanmardi, IRI, shooting
June – Sevda Altunoluk, TUR, goalball