Having returned from a 10-year hiatus just over a year out from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Heath Davidson proved that he had what it takes to become a Paralympic legend when he and quad doubles partner Dylan Alcott combined the 2016 ITF World Team Cup in Tokyo, Japan.

A history-making moment for Australian wheelchair tennis, Heath ranks the win among the highlights of his career to date, giving him his first taste of international success and the motivation he needed heading into Rio 2016.

Confident he and Dylan had a shot at Paralympic glory together in the quad doubles tournament, Heath starred throughout, first with a commanding 1-6, 4-6 win over Japanese pairing Shota Kawano and Mitsuteru Moroishi.

After defeating Great Britain’s Jamie Burdekin and Andy Lapthorne 6-1, 6-2 in the semi-final, Heath and Dylan strung together an impressive come-from-behind win over reigning champions, US duo Nick Taylor and …

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Date of birth
9 May 1987
Sport
Wheelchair tennis
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Paraplegia
How acquired
Transverse myelitis
Residence
Rosebud, VIC
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2001
First competed for Australia
2016
Sport career highlights

Winning the 2016 ITF World Team Cup in Tokyo, Japan alongside Dylan Alcott

Greatest sporting moments

Winning gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Heroes/role models

Dylan Alcott

Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair tennis Discipline: Doubles Classification: Quad
  • Sport: Wheelchair tennis Discipline: Singles Classification: Quad

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