2001 Sportsman & Sportswoman of the Year
SILVER SPRING, MD - Terence PARKIN of South Africa and Veronika GOUSKOVA of Russia have been selected as the 2001 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year by the 9-member CISS Selections Commission through electronic ballot, by earning 153 and 134 points respectively.
Terence PARKIN, born on 12/04/1980 and a 2000 Sydney Olympic Games silver medalist , continued with his phenomenal performance at the 2001 Deaflympic Games in Rome in July. Terence set 2 world records and 4 Deaflympic Games records in swimming with a total of 5 gold medals. Against top swimmers in the world, Terence won his favorite event-200 meter breaststroke at the World Series swimming event held in Australia during August/September 2001.
Veronika GOUSKOVA, born on 04/05/1984, swam at the 2001 Deaflympic Games in Rome and brought home a total of 7 medals: 5 gold and 1 silver and 1 bronze. The gold medals were for 400m Medley, 100m Butterfly, 4x100 Free, 4x200 Medley. The silver was for 200 m Medley and the bronze was for 400m Free.
Five other top finishers were:
|Jamal BRADLEY (USA) - 99||Margareta TRNKOVA (CZE) - 106|
|Masaki UMEMURA (JPN) - 95||Seda OZDEMIR (USA) - 91|
|Francis ROUSSEL (CAN) - 94||Kenia Rosa CARVAJAL (CUB) - 83|
|George DONTAS (GRE) - 68||Barbara ODDONE (ITA) - 80|
|Lars PETERSON (SWE) - 67||Kyoko KOHAMA (JPN) - 78|