|Born||1984 (age 34–35)|
|Sport||Wheelchair tennis, wheelchair curling|
|Club||İzmit Tenis K. (wheelchair tennis)|
Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K. (wheelchair curling)
In 2012, he began performing wheelchair curling at the Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K., and was admitted to the newly formed national team. Akalın participated as skip at the 2013 World Wheelchair Curling Championship – Qualification Event in Lohja, Finland, at which Turkey made its international debut in this Winter Paralympic sport category. Winning only one game and ranking so 10th, his team missed to qualify for participation at the 2013 World Wheelchair Curling Championship.
- "Tren kazası şampiyonluğunu engelleyemedi". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
- "Tenis-Şampiyonlar belli oldu". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2011-03-25. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
- "Tekerlekli Sandalye Tenis Türkiye Şampiyonası Ankara'da yapılacak" (in Turkish). Engelliler Biz. 2011-03-23. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
- "Tekerlekli Sandalye Curling Takım Kadroları" (in Turkish). İstanbul BB. 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
- "Bedensel engelliler Milli takımı Erzurum'da". Erzurum Ajans (in Turkish). 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2013-01-06.