Kate O’Brien has been nominated for the January award ©Twitter/Cycling Canada

Dan Cnossen, Kate O’Brien and Luis Flores have been nominated for the Americas Athlete of the Month award for January.

Cnossen was nominated for the monthly Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) prize following impressive results at national and international events last month.

The American secured national titles in middle-distance and sprint cross-country in Utah, as well as the biathlon sprint competition.

Cnossen then won gold in the biathlon relay and silver in cross-country short distance sitting and biathlon sprint events at the World Cup meetings in Altenberg and Dresden in Germany.

O’Brien, a Rio 2016 Olympic track cyclist, marked her debut as a para-cyclist with success at the International Cycling Union Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Milton.

The Canadian rider was making her first appearance at the event, after suffering a serious head injury.

O’Brien stormed to victory in the women’s C4 500 metres event in a world record time of 35.223 seconds.

Chile’s Flores also enjoyed success in front of a home crowd in January.

The para table tennis player claimed double gold at the 2020 Chile Para Open.

The three nominations were compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and the winner will be decided by a public vote on the APC website.

Voting will close on February 19.