JULY 2017

Brazil Petrucio Ferreira

18 November 1996Caicó, Brazil
London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships – gold: 100m and 200m T47
Rio 2016 Games – gold: 100m T47; silver: 400m T47 and 4x100m T42-47 relay

Brazil’s Petrucio Ferreira has been voted the Allianz Athlete of the Month for July after smashing both his own world records at the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017.

The 20-year-old sprinter lowered his own 100m T47 world record that he set at Rio 2016, before completing a sprint double with another world record in the 200m.