By Zjan Shirinian

Safet Alibasic (centre, standing), was named Most Valuable Player at the World Paravolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesBosnia and Herzegovina sitting volleyball player Safet Alibasic has overwhelmingly been voted Allianz Athlete of the Month for June after helping his country become world champions.

Alibasic was named Most Valuable Player after the World Paravolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships in Elblag, Poland.

The London 2012 champions progressed from the group stage without dropping a single set, before beating Germany and Egypt in the quarter and semi-finals respectively.

In the final, Bosnia and Herzegovina beat Brazil - the only other undefeated team in the tournament - in four sets.

Alibasic won the online Athlete of the Month vote with 62 per cent of the vote.

He claimed the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) accolade ahead of Australian wheelchair rugby player Ryley Batt, who helped his side win the 2014 Canada Cup, and Japanese wheelchair tennis player Yui Kamiji, who won her first singles Grand Slam at the French Open.

Canada's wheelchair basketball athlete Janet McLachlan, who helped her country to become world champions, and Slovakian shooter Veronika Vadovicova, who claimed three gold medals at the IPC Shooting World Cup, were also nominated.

Alibasic has been a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina's sitting volleyball squad for more than eight years, helping the team win silver at Beijing 2008 after losing to Iran in the final.

Last year, he helped his team to the European Championships title.