2001 Sportsman of the Year

Terence PARKIN

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A 2000 Sydney Olympic Game silver medalist, continued with his phenomenal performance at the 2001 Summer Deaflympics in Rome, Italy in July. Terence set 2 world records and 4 games records in swimming with a total of 5 gold medals. Against top swimmers in the world, Terence won his favorite event, 200m breaststroke at the World Series swimming event held in Australia during August/September 2001.

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

BRADLEY JamelFlag: United States United States (USA)Basketball
UMEMURA MasakiFlag: Japan Japan (JPN)Table Tennis
ROUSSEL FrancisFlag: Canada Canada (CAN)Swimming
DONTAS GeorgiosFlag: Greece Greece (GRE)Swimming
PETERSSON LarsFlag: Sweden Sweden (SWE)Shooting
PONTON CristianFlag: Italy Italy (ITA)Athletics
AN Ching-LungFlag: Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (TPE)Athletics
FEI YongFlag: China China (CHN)Athletics
ZUPAN MihaFlag: Slovenia Slovenia (SLO)Basketball

Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year