Australian Paralympians Kurt Fearnley and Simon Patmore have been named as finalists in the Para-Performance of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year categories at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Sport Performance Awards.
Para-snowboarder Patmore became the first Australian to win a medal in both the Winter and Summer Paralympics after getting gold in the men's snowboard cross SB-UL at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.
This also made him the first Australian to win a Winter Olympics gold since 2002.
He had previously won bronze in the 200 metres athletics event at the London 2012 Paralympics.
Fearnley won gold in the men's T54 marathon at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and has also worked to ensure the broader inclusivity of the disability community.
He became the first Para-athlete in history to win The Don, a prestigious Australian sports award named after Sir Donald Bradman, which celebrates both an athlete's sporting achievements and the example they set for others.
Madison de Rozario, who won Commonwealth golds in the T54 1,500m and marathon and then became the first Australian female wheelchair racer to win the London Marathon, is also a finalist for the Para-Performance of the Year award.
Curtis McGrath, who won gold in the KL2 and VL3 at the Para-canoe World Cup and took the World Championship titles in both events for the eighth time, makes up the full list.
The winners of the AIS Sport Performance Awards will be announced at a ceremony on December 13.