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Dylan Alcott OAM

Key Points

  • Dylan Alcott is one of Australia's most recognised Paralympians
  • Author of his biography, Able, published in 2018
  • He was the winner of the 2018 Australian Open quad wheelchair title for the fourth year running
  • Nominated Young Australian of the Year 2017
  • In 2016 Dylan was awarded Paralympian of the Year, the Newcombe Medal (the first wheelchair athlete to win the highest individual award in Australian tennis history) and GQ Sportsman of the Year
  • Dylan was a Gold medal winner of both the wheelchair singles and doubles tennis at the 2016 Rio Paralympics and won basketball gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic games
  • He is ranked 1 in the world as a quad competitor in wheelchair tennis and is a four times Grand Slam winner
  • In 2015, Dylan delivered his first ever TED talk at the TEDx Sydney event at the Sydney Opera House
  • On a quirkier note, he is world renowned for his wheelchair crowd surfing at music festivals

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