Able

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Gold Medals, Grand Slams and Smashing Glass Ceilings

by Dylan Alcott

Hardback Publication Date: 16/11/2018

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The incredible life of an astonishing athlete

Dylan Alcott has never let his disability get in the way of what he wanted to achieve. His family treated him no differently to any other kid, and it was the best thing they ever did. Growing up, Dylan always had a positive attitude to life. So when he discovered sport, he'd have a go at anything and could always be found at the centre of the action, giving his best and playing to win. Then he tried wheelchair basketball and tennis and was hooked.

Fast forward ten years or so, and the now three-time Paralympic gold medallist, Order of Australia recipient, Grand Slam tennis champion and philanthropist combines elite sport with a love for music (he's a triple j radio announcer and is famous for his crowd surfing). But Dylan's greatest passion is changing the way those with disabilities are perceived, and to inspire young people - whether they have disabilities or are able-bodied - to achieve their dreams. It's a passion that drives him every day of his life.

In Able, Dylan shares his story. It's the tale of someone who's proud of who he is, who has a go, does everything with heart and soul, who always sees the upside and never takes himself too seriously. As inspiring, honest and funny as its author, Able proves that for every one thing you can't do, there are 10,000 other things that you can.

ISBN:
9780733339875
9780733339875
Category:
Autobiography: general
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
16-11-2018
Publisher:
ABC Books
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
245x167x32mm
Weight:
0.64kg
Dylan Alcott

Dylan Alcott OAM is an Australian Paralympics gold and silver medallist in two sports -- basketball and tennis. He is also a triple j radio host, keynote presenter and motivational speaker, business owner and youth mentor.

He has competed in three Paralympics, winning gold and silver for basketball in 2008 and 2012, and gold at Rio in 2016 for tennis. Dylan has won the Australian Open Tennis Championships four times, most recently in 2018, and he won the US Open in 2015, when he was ranked No 1 in the world.

In 2017 he founded the Dylan Alcott Foundation, which focuses on helping young Australians with disabilities gain self-esteem through sport and study. Dylan is on track to defend his title at the 2019 Australian Open.

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