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Dylan Alcott is an Australian wheelchair tennis player, wheelchair basketball player, radio host, and motivational speaker. Alcott was a member of the Australia men’s national wheelchair basketball team, known colloquially as the Australian “Rollers”.
At the age of 17, he became the youngest Rollers gold medal winner at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and was the youngest to compete in the wheelchair basketball competition. In 2014, he returned to wheelchair tennis with the aim of participating at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, at which he won gold medals in the Men’s Quad Singles and Doubles. He was named the 2016 Australian Paralympian of the Year due to his outstanding achievements at Rio.
Alcott is the only man to complete the Golden Slam in quad singles, winning all four majors and the Paralympics in 2021. In addition, he also won a separate non-calendar-year Grand Slam in quad singles between 2018 and 2019. He is also the only man to complete the Grand Slam in quad doubles, winning all four major titles in 2019.
Alongside his sporting career, Dylan Alcott hosted the weekend afternoon radio show on Australian radio station Triple J, and the ABC live music shows The Set, as well as being a commentator for the 2019 Australian Open. He also was a member of the panel on the AFL Footy Show in 2019 until its cancellation.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Profession||Tennis, Basketball player, TV Host, Speaker|
Dylan Martin Alcott OAM was born on December 4, 1990 (age 31 years) in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His parents are Martin Alcott and Resie Alcott. He has an older brother named Zack Alcott. 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 crowd surfing”.
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. He was born with a tumor wrapped around his spinal cord which was operated on during the first few weeks of his life. The tumor was successfully cut out; however, it left Alcott a paraplegic, requiring him to use a wheelchair.
Alcott attended Brighton Grammar School from year 6, and he competed for Victoria in swimming, and Australia for wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball. Alcott graduated from Brighton Grammar school in 2008.
Dylan Alcott’s first sport of choice was wheelchair tennis, where he represented Australia on numerous occasions, reaching a ranking of 100 in the world by age 16 (4th in the world for under-18s).
Alcott played his first game of wheelchair basketball aged 14. Alcott made his debut for the Australia men’s national wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, at the 2006 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship, where the team won the bronze medal. Alcott continued to hold his spot and was a member of the Rollers when the team traveled to the Beijing Olympic warm-up tournament in January 2008.
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Dylan Alcott made his name in basketball through his performances in the national league competition, competing for the Dandenong Rangers (no affiliation with the female team of the same name) and being selected in the all-star team for 2008. He has achieved success through junior competition as well, being named the Most Valuable Player at the Junior National Basketball Championships
Alcott was part of the gold medal-winning Rollers team at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia. In his first Paralympics, Alcott was quoted: “To be 17 and win gold… well it just doesn’t get any better than that”.
In 2009, Alcott accepted a scholarship at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where he went on to win the College Championship division with the University of Illinois wheelchair basketball team. After one year of study, he decided to move back to Melbourne to train for the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
Dylan Alcott was a part of the Rollers’ success at the 2010 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship in Birmingham, England. It was the first world championship the Australian wheelchair basketball team had ever won, and Alcott was named in the World All-Star 5 for the tournament. At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Alcott was part of the Australian men’s wheelchair team that won silver.
Dylan Alcott returned to wheelchair tennis in 2014. However, at the age of 16, he was ranked among the top five juniors in the world. In July 2014, he defeated world number three Andy Lapthorne 7–5, 6–1 in the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championship final in Nottingham to win his first Super Series crown. Early in the year, he won the New Zealand Open in just his second tournament appearance.
In January 2015, he won the quad wheelchair Australian Open title by defeating David Wagner in straight sets. It was his maiden grand slam title. At the conclusion of 2015, he was ranked number 1 after winning eight titles including two grand slam singles titles.
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Dylan Alcott teamed up with Heath Davidson to win the Men’s Quad Doubles gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. They defeated the reigning champions David Wagner and Nick Taylor in the gold medal match 4–6, 6–4, 7–5. The day after winning gold in the Men’s Doubles, he defeated Andy Lapthorne 6–3, 6–4 to win the gold medal in the Men’s Quad Singles. In 2018, Alcott won his first Wheelchair Tennis Masters’s title in the Quads singles event.
Golden Slam: 2021
Dylan Alcott became the third professional tennis player and only male player to win the calendar-year Golden Slam in 2021, winning singles titles in the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, and the singles gold medal at the 2020 Summer Paralympics. He joined fellow professional wheelchair tennis player Diede de Groot in achieving the feat in 2021. They were the first two professional tennis players since Steffi Graf in 1988 to accomplish the feat.
Dylan 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 the International Day of People with Disability.
Dylan Alcott is engaged to his longtime partner Chantelle Otten. His wife Chantelle Otten as mostly preferred is a sex therapist. Dylan Alcott and his partner Chantelle live in a private house in Melbourne. However, Alcott’s biography, Able: Gold Medals, Grand Slams, and Smashing Glass Ceilings, written by Grantlee Kieza, was published by ABC Books in 2018.
Dylan Alcott net worth
How much is Dylan Alcott worth? Dylan Alcott’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is his sports career. Dylan Alcott’s successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest paralympic athletes in Australia. However, after winning the Paralympics gold medal in 2021, Alcott announced he would not be featuring in the 2024 Paris Paralympics, retiring from the competition.