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DYLAN ALCOTT AO

Golden Slam Champion &

Australian of The Year

Session: The Art of Taking Risks to Achieve Your Goals

Dylan Alcott is a firm believer in the idea that you have to buy a ticket to win the raffle, and tells stories of the importance of pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone in order to achieve your dreams. Born with a tumour wrapped around his spinal cord and without the use of his legs, Dylan Alcott AO was able to beat the odds - thriving into one of Australia's most recognisable and successful athletes and the Founder of multiple businesses including ABLE foods, Get Skilled Access and the Ability Fest music festival.

 

Bio:

Dylan Alcott is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia. He has competed at 4 Paralympic Games, winning a gold and silver medal for basketball in 2008 and 2012, and 3 gold medals in Quad Wheelchair Tennis across the Tokyo 2020 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. In winning Paralympic Gold and all 4 Grand Slam titles in 2021 Dylan became the only the 3rd player (and first male athlete) in the history of tennis to win the ‘Golden Slam’. Dylan has won 7 consecutive Australian Open titles, 3 US Open titles, 3 x French Open titles, and 2 x Wimbledon Championships for Quad Wheelchair singles.

 

In 2016 he received the highest honour in Australian tennis by being awarded the Newcombe Medal. Dylan co-hosts the Weekend Breakfast radio show on the Hit Network and is part of Nine's Tennis Commentary team. He has won a Logie for Best New Talent as host of ABCs The Set and published the highly acclaimed autobiography Able. Dylan is also a Founding Director of businesses in the Disability sector – Get Skilled Access and Able Foods as well as being the Founder and Director of the Dylan Alcott Foundation.