Petrucio Ferreira of Brazil has been nominated for the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) Athlete of the Month award for November after breaking a world record at the World Para Athletics Championships.
The Paralympic champion set a time of 10.42sec in the men’s 100 metres T47 in Dubai.
The remaining four nominees also competed at the World Championships, held from November 7 to 15.
Deja Young of the United States won gold medals in the women’s 200m T47 and universal 4x100m relay, along with a silver in the 100m T47.
Chilean Francisca Mardones earned gold in the women’s shot put F54 just days after her father passed away, while 16-year-old Kiara Rodriguez of Ecuador took the world title in the women’s long jump T47.
Mauricio Valencia of Colombia rounds off the shortlist after triumphing in the men’s javelin F34 with a Championships record throw of 35.25m.
Valencia also claimed bronze in the shot put.
Nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees from across the continent.
The winner will be decided by public vote, with the deadline set for Thursday (December 19).
Colombian wheelchair tennis star Angelica Bernal was the recipient of the award for October.