At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, wheelchair basketball-turned-wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott realised his dream of winning a second Paralympic gold medal in a second sport when he and quad doubles partner Heath Davidson defeated reigning champions Nick Taylor and David Wagner (USA) 6-4, 4-6, 5-7 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The following day, he won a second gold medal, beating current world No. 2 Andy Lapthorne (GBR) in straight sets to claim the quad singles crown.
At just 31, Dylan is already a seasoned veteran. He won a gold medal with the Australian wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and a silver medal in 2012. But with a sixth consecutive Australian Open title now under his belt, the 2016 Australian Paralympian of the Year’s career – both on and off the court – has skyrocketed.
In 2016, Dylan became the first Para-athlete to …Read More