Alcott earns top Paralympic honour
Dylan Alcott's glittering 2016 season has continued, while David Hall was inducted into the Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame.
Dylan Alcott has added yet another award to his CV in 2016 after being named the Australian Paralympian of the Year at the Australian Paralympic Awards.
Alcott, who won two wheelchair tennis gold medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, also won the Male Paralympian of the Year award at the ceremony on Thursday night in Sydney.
At the same ceremony, David Hall was one of six athletes inducted into the Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame.
One of the world’s most decorated wheelchair tennis players, Hall competed at four Paralympic Games between 1992 and 2004. Over 13 years and four Paralympics, he claimed six Paralympic medals, as well as 16 Grand Slam titles and 18 Super Series titles.
He was ranked world No.1 for eight years between 1995 and 2005.
— AUS Paralympic Team (@AUSParalympics) December 8, 2016
The Victorian also won the Australian Open for the second year running and continues to rein at world No.1.
Alcott won the Newcombe Medal at the Australian Tennis Awards in late November, awarded to the most outstanding elite Australian tennis player and ambassador for the sport.
Two weeks before that, Alcott was named as GQ magazine’s Sportsman of the Year.