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Paralympic sports - 15. October 2019.

Alice Tai named Allianz Athlete of the Month

Great Britain’s Alice Tai has been voted September’s Allianz Athlete of the Month following a highly-successful performance at the London 2019 World Para Swimming Allianz Championships on home soil.

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The 20-year-old was the most successful athlete at the championships, winning all seven of her events, including one world record in the women’s 100m backstroke S8.

Tai received 47 per cent of the public votes. Hungarian wheelchair fencer Eva Andrea Hajmasi (32 per cent) finished second.

Australian cyclist Carol Cooke and her compatriot and rower Kathryn Ross, and Swiss track athlete Manuela Schaer were also nominated.

The 2019 winners are:

January – Jeroen Kampschreur, NED, alpine skiing

February – Yujie Li, CHN, taekwondo

March – Lisa Bunschoten, NED, snowboard

April – Michael Roeger, AUS, athletics

May – Koji Sugeno, JPN, wheelchair tennis

June – Antoni Ponce, ESP, swimming

July – Silvia Biasi, ITA, sitting volleyball

August – Peter Pal Kiss, HUN, canoe

September – Alice Tai, GBR, swimming

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