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Rio star Alcott named Paralympian of 2016

AAP logoAAP 18/10/2016

Para-tennis player Dylan Alcott has been named Australia's Paralympian of the Year after his two gold medals at the Rio Games.

The Melburnian took gold in the quad singles in Rio, as well as quad doubles alongside Heath Davidson.

The three-time Paralympian also became one of a handful of Australians to win gold medals in two sports, after switching from wheelchair basketball.

The 25-year-old won gold with the Rollers in Beijing in 2008 at age 17 and silver with them again in London.

Alcott was also nominated for The Don award for Australia's sportsperson of the year.

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