Swimmer Antoni Ponce is among the nominees ©Getty Images

Five athletes from four continents have been shortlisted for the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Allianz Athlete of the Month award for June.

The contenders include Spanish swimmer Antoni Ponce who was crowned as the overall winner of the World Para Swimming Series for the first time.

He took the title from Brazil's multiple Paralympic champion Daniel Dias, who had won the first two editions.

German sprinter Johannes Floors is another in contention after the Rio 2016 Paralympic relay gold medallist broke two world records at the Bayer Invitational Meeting in Leverkusen.

Floors ran 10.66sec in the T62 100 metres on home soil and 21.22 over 200m.

Nur Syahidah Alim of Singapore is also among those in the running after becoming the country's first world champion archer.

She triumphed in the compound women's open class at the World Para Archery Championships held in 's-Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands.

World champion archer Nur Syahidah Alim is among the other contenders ©Getty Images
World champion archer Nur Syahidah Alim is among the other contenders ©Getty Images

Blind footballer Raimundo Mendes of Brazil has been shortlisted after winning the player of the tournament prize at the American Championships in São Paulo.

He finished as top scorer as his country won their home event.

Table tennis player Mohamed Sameh Eid Saleh completes the nominees after the Egyptian won his eighth African Championship title in the class four division, qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in the process.

The public can now vote for their winner on the IPC website here, until Friday (June 12).

Nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees and International Federations.

Japan's wheelchair tennis player Koji Sugeno won the award in May.