Stephen McGuire is Paralympic Athlete of the Month for March

Stephen McGuire capped a fine month by following up his Gold medal at the World Individual Championships by being named IPC Allianz Athlete of the Month.

McGuire took the title in Beijing in the BC4 Individual event beating his London 2012 semi final conqueror Yuansen Zheng 4-3 in the final. It was a first global title for McGuire who took World Silver in 2010.

McGuire received a majority of the public vote. The USA’s sitting volleyball player Heather Erickson came in second in the polls. British track cyclist Megan Gilgia was third, followed by Australian table tennis player Melissa Tapper and US cross-country skier Oksana Masters in fourth and fifth, respectively.

He follows Nigel Murray MBE as the second winner of the Athlete of the Month award. Murray won the title in April 2015 after bringing home two Gold medals from the Continental Cup.