Slovakian shooter Veronika Vadovicova has been named the Allianz International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athlete of the Month for February.
The poll conducted in conjunction on the IPC website saw the 34-year-old score 42 per cent of the vote.
She beat Japanese wheelchair racer Sho Watanabe, second with 33 per cent, while Oksana Masters finished third, the United States Nordic skier getting 24 per cent.
Another American, snowboarder Brenna Huckaby, and Nordic skier Carina Edlinger of Austria had also been nominated in the monthly competition.
Vadovicova, winner of two Paralympic gold medals and a silver at Rio 2016, was shortlisted for February’s prize after starting the 2017 season brilliantly.
At the opening World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Vadovicova won all four events she participated in.
She also broke four world records during the competition.
January’s winner was Para Alpine skier Jeroen Kampschreur of The Netherlands.