Raul Anguiano has won the José Luis Campo Award ©Badminton Pan America

Guatemala's badminton player Raul Anguiano has won the José Luis Campo Award as the best Americas Para-athlete of 2019.

The 44-year-old received tens of thousands of votes in an online poll after his achievement at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games.

Anguiano won his country's first-ever title at the multi-sport event, beating Brazilian player Oliveira in the final of the men's SL4 singles.

He received 61 per cent of the vote to win the award which has been presented by the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) for the last three years.

The APC last month revealed a shortlist of ten for the prize, which is named after their founding President.

Peru's taekwondo fighter Angelica Espinoza finished second in the poll and was the best-placed female athlete.

The host nation's flagbearer at Lima 2019 won women's under-49 kilograms gold in front of her own supporters and received 20 per cent of the vote.

Ten athletes were nominated for the prize in all  ©APC
Ten athletes were nominated for the prize in all ©APC

Mexican swimmer Diego Lopez, who won five gold medals in Lima and four world titles in London, received nine per cent of the vote to end third.

Colombian discus thrower Erica Castaño, Chilean shot putter Francisca Mardones, Argentinian wheelchair tennis player Gustavo Fernandez, El Salvador's powerlifter Herbert Aceituno, US Nordic skier and cyclist Oksana Masters, Cuban sprinter Omara Durand and Brazilian sprinter Petrucio Ferreira were also nominated.

Nominations were compiled after submissions by National Paralympic Committees from across the Americas.

Anguiano is only the second winner of the award as Mexican powerlifter Jose de Jesus Castillo Castillo won in both 2017 and 2018.