Peter Pal Kiss has received recognition for his performance in Szeged ©ICF

Hungarian canoeist Peter Pal Kiss has won the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Allianz Athlete of the Month award for August.

The 16-year-old paddler came out on top in an online poll after receiving 49 per cent of the votes.

Kiss shone at his home Para Canoe World Championships in Szeged as he won the men's KL1 world title.

He saw off the challenge of defending world champion Esteban Farias, edging the Italian by 0.75 seconds.

British triathlete Claire Cashmore finished second with 42 per cent of the vote after winning her first world title in the women's PTS5 class in Lausanne.

Claire Cashmore was second after the public vote ©Getty Images
Claire Cashmore was second after the public vote ©Getty Images

Brazilian table tennis player Joyce de Oliveira, Indonesian badminton player Leani Ratri Oktila and Chinese badminton player Qu Zimao were also nominated.  

The award shortlist is compiled each month after submissions by National Paralympic Committees and International Federations.

A vote is then held on the IPC website.

Italian sitting volleyball player Silvia Biasi won the award in July.