Victorian Institute of Sport

Alcott on a quest for more gold

Monday, 01 August 2016

The Australian wheelchair tennis team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games has been announced by the Australian Paralympic Committee with VIS wheelchair basketball-turned-wheelchair tennis ace, Dylan Alcott headlining the team.

When Alcott, the newly crowned British Open Champion, takes to the court in Rio, he will be aiming to become one of just a handful athletes to win Paralympic gold in more than one sport.

“Gold medals are extremely tough to win, but I want that medal more than anything. I’m really looking forward to competing and giving my best effort out there on the biggest stage there is,” Alcott said.

Going into the Games as a favourite for gold, Alcott is quietly confident his goal is within sight, however, having experienced the loss of a Paralympic title with the Australian men’s wheelchair basketball team in London, he knows competition will be tough.

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