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Lachlin Dalton

Lachlin Dalton (3×3 basketball) was the youngest member of Australia’s basketball team in Birmingham and the key playmaker in the team’s dramatic win over Canada in the men’s wheelchair gold-medal match, earning the nickname ‘The King Slayer’ from television commentators. The game was on a knife’s edge until Dalton sunk a long-range effort to extend the lead to three and followed his stunning two-pointer in overtime to beat England in the semi-final. Dalton found his way into the sport after watching his brother coach the Queensland Spinning Bullets in the National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL). After winning bronze at the Under-23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto in 2017, Dalton’s currency skyrocketed in 2019 following a year of breakout performances. Representing the Emerging Rollers at the Fazza International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in April 2019 and the Australian Spinners at the Under-23 Kitakyushu Cup Tournament in November 2019, Dalton’s consistency was rewarded with a call-up into Australia’s Tokyo 2020 Rollers squad. Although unsuccessful in making the final Tokyo team, Dalton has become an important member of the Spinners’ NWBL outfit in 2022. Off the court, Lachlin is an avid West Ham United football and North Melbourne AFL supporter.

Sport / Discipline

Basketball

Birth Place

Clayton

Birth state

VIC

Date of Birth

20/04/2001

Age

22

Birmingham, 2022

Results History

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