Able by Dylan Alcott audiobook

Able: Gold Medals, Grand Slams and Smashing Glass Ceilings

By Dylan Alcott
Read by Dylan Alcott

Bolinda Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781489479327

  • ISBN: 9781489479327

Runtime: 7.83 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The astonishing life of Australia's most inspirational athlete

Not long after he was born in 1990, Dylan Alcott was found to have a tumour on his spine. The surgery to remove it was successful, but left Dylan a paraplegic. Part of an average Aussie family in Melbourne, Dylan experienced his fair share of bullying and loneliness growing up. By early high school he was feeling pretty low -- depressed, overweight and fearful for his future. Then, somehow, he discovered sport -- swimming, basketball and tennis.

Fast forward 10 years or so and the Order of Australia recipient has climbed to the top of not just one sport but two, winning gold and silver at two Olympics and in two sports. Now the four-time winner of the Australian Open, is not only a sports star, but a motivational speaker, triple j radio host, music fan, keynote presenter, business owner, and youth mentor with his own youth foundation. In Game Changer, Dylan Alcott at last tells his story.

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Author Bio: Dylan Alcott

Author Bio: Dylan Alcott

Dylan Alcott OAM is an Australian Paralympic gold medalist in two sports—wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis. He is also a radio host, television personality, keynote presenter and motivational speaker, entrepreneur, music festival owner, and philanthropist. Dylan has competed in three Paralympics, winning gold and silver for wheelchair basketball in 2008 and 2012, and two gold medals at the Rio Paralympics in 2016 for wheelchair tennis. The current world #1 in wheelchair tennis, Dylan has won nine Grand Slam singles tournaments, including two US Opens, five Australian Opens, and Wimbledon and the French Open in 2019. In 2017, he founded the Dylan Alcott Foundation, which focuses on helping young Australians who feel marginalized because of their disability fulfill their potential and achieve their dreams. 

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English