A World Championship-leading performance has earned Turkish goalball
player Sevda Altunoluk the International Paralympic Committee’s Allianz Athlete of the Month honour for June.
The 24-year-old was the tournament’s top scorer (both men and women’s) with 46 goals at the 2018 International Blind Sports Federation
World Championships in Malmo, Sweden. She was a crucial part of Turkey’s path to silver medal success.
Altunoluk received 64 per cent of the public votes. US wheelchair racer Daniel Romanchuk came in second with 26 per cent. Brazilian blind footballer Richardinho, Norwegian rower Birgit Skarstein
and Japanese wheelchair tennis
player Shingo Kunieda
were also nominated.
Caption: Sevda Atlunoluk was the top scorer at the 2018 IBSA Goalball World Championships
The 2018 winners are:
January – Oksana Masters
, USA, Nordic skiing
February – Mac Marcoux
, CAN, alpine skiing
March (Best Male) – Brian McKeever
, CAN, Nordic skiing
March (Best Female) – Ekaterina Rumyantseva, NPA, Nordic skiing
March (Best Team) – Chinese wheelchair curling
April – Gemma Collis-McCann, GBR, wheelchair fencing
May – Sareh Javanmardi, IRI, shooting
June – Sevda Altunoluk, TUR, goalball