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Australian tennis player Born: December 4, 1990 (age 31 years), Melbourne, Australia Sports: wheelchair tennis, basketball, tennis Awards: Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent, Australian of the Year Alcott’s return to wheelchair tennis after playing basketball resulted from an injury sustained in the leadup to the 2012 Summer Paralympics. At an event, an inebriated person attempted to lift Alcott out of his wheelchair, leading to a fall in which Alcott sustained cuts from broken glass on the floor. He required a full hand reconstruction; once rehabilitated, he became eligible for a quad classification in tennis. Alcott has a Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne. He currently works as a motivational speaker and as a radio host on Triple J. In his spare time, Alcott attends music festivals, and he has become known for his “wheelchair crowdsurfing”. In 2018, he launched Ability Fest, a universally accessible music festival, featuring pathways for wheelchairs, quiet areas for people with sensory disabilities, and Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreters. Alcott’s advice to young people with a disability is: “The biggest thing is that for every one thing you can’t do, there are 10,000 others you can. For every one idiot to give you a hard time, there are 10,000 others worth your time.” In 2017, Alcott established the Dylan Alcott Foundation “with the core purpose of helping young Australians with disabilities gain self-esteem and respect through sport and study”. In September 2017, Alcott was appointed Australian Patron for International Day of People with Disability. Alcott’s biography, Able: Gold Medals, Grand Slams and Smashing Glass Ceilings, written with Grantlee Kieza, was published by ABC Books in 2018. Alcott’s partner is sex therapist Chantelle Otten.
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Dylan Alcott is an Australian wheelchair tennis player, basketball player, motivational speaker and radio host. He was also a teammate of the Australia men’s national wheelchair basketball team, known colloquially as the Australian “Rollers”. He is also famous as Triathlete. At the 2008 Beijing Paralympics Dylan became the youngest Rollers gold medal winner at the young age of 17 years. Alcott came back to wheelchair tennis intending to participate in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, at which he won gold medals in the Men’s Quad Singles and Doubles. He was quoted for 2016 Australian Paralympian of the Year due to his outstanding achievements at Rio. Dylan Alcott was born to Martin Alcott( Father ) and Resie Alcott ( Mother ). He also has an older sibling named Zack Alcott. His parent’s and family supported him in his very hard time and motivated him to live his life. Dylan Alcott was born to his parents on 4 December 1990. He took birth at his parents home in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His birth name is Dylan Martin Alcott. Alcott started his studies at Brighton Grammar School at the age of 6 years, and he competed for Victoria in swimming, and Australia for wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball. Alcott completed his studies at Brighton Grammar school in 2008.