Allianz Athlete of the Month: Japan goalball team08.11.2018
Tokyo 2020 hosts claim first Asian Para Games women’s title
The Japanese women’s goalball team has been voted the Allianz Athlete of the Month for October after claiming their first Asian Para Games title. They beat Paralympic silver medallists China 5-3 in the final.
Uzbekistan’s swimmer Amilova Fotimakhon and US track athlete Daniel Romanchuk were also nominated.
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
October – Japan women’s goalball team