WEDNESDAY 3 MAY 2017
At the age of 17, Dylan became the youngest ever wheelchair basketball gold medallist at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and after gold at the 2010 world championship, and silver at the London Paralympics, he decided to switch sports to wheelchair tennis, where he went on to win gold medals in both the wheelchair tennis singles and doubles at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.Dylan Alcott OAM, is one of Australia’s most successful and well recognized Paralympians, who at the Rio Paralympics Games became one of only a few athletes to win two gold medals in two different sports across two different games.
Born with a tumour wrapped around his spinal cord Dylan survived a three year battle to live and has been achieving ever since. He is honoured to have received an OAM in 2009 at the age of 18 and is currently an ambassador for Variety and The Starlight Foundation.
Dylan’s true passion is his work as a motivational speaker, and through his inspirational storytelling, Dylan is continually trying to alter and change the way people with disabilities are perceived in the wider community.