Petrucio Ferreira has won the Allianz Award for July ©Getty Images

Brazilian sprinter Petrucio Ferreira has won the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Allianz Athlete of the Month prize for July after his double world record breaking performance at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.

The 20-year-old beat the marks he already held himself to win gold medals in the T47 100 metres and 200m at the Olympic Stadium.

Ferreira, who won three medals at his home Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in September including gold in the T45/46/47 100m, clocked 10.53sec over the shorter distance in London.

In the 200m, he was timed at 21.21.

Ferreira, who had his arm amputated at the age of two following an accident with a grinding machine, is now one of the biggest Para-athletes in Brazil.

He had been trying to imitate his father, who was using the machine to grind grass to feed to cows at their farm.

The Brazilian received 40 per cent of a public vote conducted on the IPC website to win the monthly prize.

Petrucio Ferreira broke two world records in London ©Getty Images
Petrucio Ferreira broke two world records in London ©Getty Images

Swedish wheelchair tennis player Stefan Olsson, who won the Wimbledon men's title, was second with 37 per cent.

Danish athlete Daniel Wagner was third with 19 per cent after winning his first world title in the T42 long jump in London, only 12 hours after claiming a silver on the track in the T42 100m. 

Dutch wheelchair tennis player Diede de Groot and US wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden were also on the shortlist.

De Groot won the women's Wimbledon title and McFadden, a seven-time Paralympic gold medallist, won all four of her events in London despite suffering with blood clots this season.

She triumphed in the T54 200m, 400m, 800m and 1,500m.

Nominations for the award are compiled after submissions by National Paralympic Committees and International Federations, before the public vote.