2000 Sportsman of the Year

Terence PARKIN

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Flag: South Africa South Africa (RSA)


The much-publicized deaf sportsman in the world sports media in 2000 as he was one of the two deaf persons to take part at the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia - there he won a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke event and broke several deaf world records in different distance races. Silver medalist in the 200m breaststroke and 400m individual medley at the 2000 World Championships among the non-deaf held at Athens, Greece.

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

BAGGA RajeevFlag: India India (IND)Badminton
PETERSSON LarsFlag: Sweden Sweden (SWE)Shooting
TISHCHENKO SergeyFlag: Russian Federation Russian Federation (RUS)Cross Country Skiing
PONTON CristianFlag: Italy Italy (ITA)Athletics
IKUSHIMA MasayukiFlag: Japan Japan (JPN)Table Tennis
LAURENT MikaelFlag: France France (FRA)Tennis
MAGNUSSON DenverFlag: Australia Australia (AUS)Golf
AKHMEDOV KhakimFlag: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan (UZB)Football
CAPEK, JR. JanFlag: Czech Republic Czech Republic (CZE)Cycling Road

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