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.
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
The final event of the GKA Kite-Surf season saw sparks fly on the water as Prea delivered four days of perfect strapless freestyle conditions and sensational action last week.