Iranian shooter Sareh Javanmardi has been shortlisted for the Best Female Athlete of September.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the shortlist based on performances at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and the public can now vote for the winner on www.Paralympic.org.
In lieu of the IPC Athlete of the Month award for September, the honor is being separated into three different categories – Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete and Best Team – based on results at Rio 2016.
Siamand Rahman won the Best Male honor. Now a one-week voting period will be dedicated to decide the Best Female Athlete of September.
The candidates are as follow:
Sareh Javanmardidodmani, Iran, shooting
Grace Norman, USA, triathlon
Josephine Orji, Nigeria, powerlifting
Sophie Pascoe, New Zealand, swimming
Beatrice Vio, Italy, wheelchair fencing
Li Zhang, China, swimming