The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the shortlist for February’s Allianz Athlete of the Month, and the public can now vote for the winner on www.paralympic.org.
The nominations are:
YUJIE LI, CHINA, TAEKWONDO
World Championship debutant won a surprise gold in the women’s under 58kg K44 division in Antalya, Turkey.
MARIANA SHEVCHUK, UKRAINE, POWERLIFTING
Broke her own world record by lifting 131kg on her way to clinching the women’s up to 55kg gold at the World Cup in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
VANESSA LOW, AUSTRALIA, ATHLETICS
Leapt over five metres – a new T61 world record - on her return to action in United Arab Emirates after more than two years away from major competition recovering from a back injury.
BENJAMIN DAVIET, FRANCE, NORDIC SKIING
Secured five titles across cross-country and biathlon events at the Prince George 2019 World Championships.
VILDE NILSEN, NORWAY, NORDIC SKIING
The 18-year-old won three individual world titles and also helped her team take gold in the open relay in Prince George, Canada.
The public has until 12:00 (CEST) on Wednesday (13 March) to vote for the athlete they want to be the Allianz Athlete of the Month for February 2019 via the International Paralympic Committee homepage.
The nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and International Federations (IFs).