Argentina's wheelchair tennis player Gustavo Fernandez is among the APC Athlete of the Month award nominees for July ©Getty Images

The Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) have unveiled the nominees for their July Athlete of the Month award.

The five nominations include Colombian powerlifter Fabio Torres and Argentina's wheelchair tennis player Gustavo Fernandez.

Others nominated are Chilean powerlifter Juan Carlos Garrido, Mexican judoka Lenia Ruvalcaba, and the United States women's goalball team.

Torres is nominated after he claimed bronze for a second consecutive time at a World Championships, thanks to a 225 kilograms lift in the men’s 97kg category in Nur-Sultan.

Fernandez beat Japan's Shingo Kunieda 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final, and will completed the calendar Grand Slam if he wins the US Open in September.

Garrido earned a bronze medal in the men’s 59kg at Nur-Sultan 2019, after clearing the bar at 184kg.

The United States women's goalball team have also been nominated ©Getty Images
The United States women's goalball team have also been nominated ©Getty Images

Ruvalcaba triumphed in the women’s 70kg division at the international qualifier for next year's Paralympic Games in Fort Wayne, following a hard-fought victory over Brazil's Alana Martins.

The US women's goalball team, boosted by their home crowd in Indiana, secured a spot at Tokyo 2020 after making it to the final of their international qualifier.

Nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees from across the continent.

Previous APC award winners so far in 2019 have been Colombian wheelchair tennis duo Johanna Sossa and Johana Martinez, Mexican athlete Rebeca Valenzuela Alvarez, Chilean table tennis player Matias Pino, Brazilian athlete Daniel Martins, Costa Rican athlete Sherman Guity, and another table tennis player from Chile, Luis Flores.

The public can vote for the winner by Thursday (August 15) onthe APC website.