Record-breaker Alice Tai has added another accolade to her growing
collection of awards after being crowned Athlete of the Month.
The 20-year-old was the most successful athlete at the World
Para-swimming Championships 2019 after winning seven gold
She also set a new world record in the Women’s S8 100m
backstroke after clocking an impressive 1:08.04 to break her own
Her triumphs led her to be shortlisted by the International
Paralympic Committee for September’s Athlete of the Month
And Tai, who was this week named on the British
Para-swimming World Class Programme for the 2019-20
season, picked up almost half the votes cast to top the poll.
First Brit to win 2019 award
She received 47 per cent of the public vote to finish ahead of
Hungarian wheelchair fencer Eva Andrea Hajmasi (32 per cent)