Vote for April’s Americas ‘Athlete of the Month’01.05.2019
Five countries and four sports represented among nominations
The nominations for April 2019’s Americas ‘Athlete of the Month’ poll have been announced. The public are invited to vote for their winner via the Americas Paralympic Committee homepage www.americasparalympic.org until Wednesday 8 May.
Daniel Martins, Brazil, athletics
Rounded off action at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix in sensational form, smashing his own men’s 400m T20 world record.
Daniel Romanchuk, USA, athletics
Made history by becoming the youngest winner of the Boston Marathon at 20-years-old.
Daniela Gimenez, Argentina, swimming
Won five golds and set two personal bests at the World Series in Sao Paulo, rounding off a good performance while she prepares for Lima 2019.
Maria Teresa Restrepo, Colombia, shooting
Left the National Open in Cali as the most decorated athlete by winning four golds and one silver.
Marion Serrano, Chile, powerlifting
Claimed gold in the women’s up to 79kg at the World Cup in Eger, Hungary, setting a new junior world record of 107kg along the way.
Nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from across the continent.
The 2019 Americas Athlete of the Month winners are:
• January – Johanna Sossa and Johana Martinez, Colombia, wheelchair tennis
• February – Rebeca Valenzuela Alvarez, Mexico, Athletics
• March – Matias Pino, Chile, table tennis