Robert Griswold Selected as IPC April Allianz Athlete of the Month Finalist

Photo Courtesy: Kevin McCarthy

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the shortlist for the Allianz Athlete of the Month for April, and the public can now vote for the winner on

The nominations are:

Gemma Collis McCann, Great Britain, wheelchair fencing

Took gold in the women´s epee category A at the Montreal World Cup after beating world champion Zsuzsanna Krajnyak of Hungary in the final. McCann returned to competition only this year after a long recovery from a neurological disorder.

Robert Griswold, USA, swimming

Topped the men’s standings at the Indianapolis World Series, and his points tally of 1,913 put him in fourth of the World Series rankings. It was his season debut, and the S8 swimmer won gold in the men’s 100m backstroke (finishing just a second off his personal best) and 400m freestyle.

Madison de Rozario, Australia, athletics

Won the women’s 1,500m and marathon T54  at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games before going on to secure the win in the women’s T53/54 race at the London Marathon.

Hollie Arnold, Wales, athletics

Set a world record of 44.43m on her way to gold in the women´s javelin F46 at the Commonwealth Games.

Melissa Tapper, Australia, table tennis

Delighted a massive home crowd by securing table tennis gold in the women’s singles TT6-10 at Gold Coast 2018.

The public has until 12:00 (CEST) on Friday (11 May) to vote for the athlete they want to be the Allianz Athlete of the Month for April 2018 via the homepage.

The nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and International Federations (IFs).

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Author: Diana Pimer

Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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