/ 03 September 2021

The Paralympics: Dylan Alcott


Next time we speak, the Tokyo Paralympics will be over. Boo… But for today’s profile, it’s all about Dylan Alcott.

Aussie tennis star Dylan Alcott has his sights set on the Golden Slam title – that’s sports talk for winning all 4 tennis majors and Paralympics gold. The world #1 has already won the Aussie and French Opens and Wimbledon this year, and he needs to beat world #2 Sam Schroder for the gold in Tokyo. It was meant to be on like donkey kong in the quad wheelchair singles last night, but the game has been postponed to tomorrow at 11am because of weather and a backlog of matches on the centre court. Alcott has already won silver in the quad doubles with fellow Aussie Heath Davidson, and he comes into the singles as the defending champion. But Schroder is not just looking for gold – it’s a chance at redemption after losing to Alcott in the 3 major finals so far this year. Clear your Saturday morning, it’s going to be a belter…

Heading into day 10 of the Paralympic Games, Australia is 8th on the medal tally with 17 gold, 23 silver and 26 bronze.

Image source: Tennis Australia

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