Alice Tai from Britain won seven gold medals at the World Para Swimming Championships in London ©Getty Images

British swimmer Alice Tai and rower Kathryn Ross from Australia have been shortlisted for the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Allianz Athlete of the Month award for September.

Tai set a world record in the women's S8 100 metres backstroke as she won seven gold medals at the World Para Swimming Championships in London.

There was also a world title for Rio 2016 Paralympic champion Ross, who set a world best time to win the PR2 women's single sculls at the World Rowing Championships.

Ross' compatriot Carol Cooke is also on the shortlist after capturing a ninth cycling world title.

Cooke won the women's T2 time trial and road races at the Para-Cycling World Championships in The Netherlands.

A seventh consecutive marathon victory sees Swiss athlete Manuela Schaer among the nominated stars.

She won the Berlin Marathon and was crowned the women's World Marathon Majors winner for 2019.

Completing the shortlist is wheelchair fencer Eva Andrea Hajmasi from Hungary.

Hajmasi claimed a dramatic gold in the women's team foil event at the World Championships alongside Gyongyi Dani and Zsuzsanna Krajnyák .

The public can vote for their Athlete of the Month until Tuesday (October 15).

Nominations for the award are compiled by the IPC from submissions by National Paralympic Committees and International Federations.