1997 Sportsman of the Year

Terence PARKIN

Photo: Terence PARKIN

Flag: South Africa South Africa (RSA)


The much-talked sportsman at the Copenhagen Games, where Terence won 5 gold medals, broke 4 World and 5 Games records. He competed at the world championships for hearing in Sweden where he produced several remarkable results in different distances that were better than the world records he set at Copenhagen.

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

KEALY John flag: Ireland IRLSwimming
BAGGA Rajeev flag: India INDBadminton
STIENSTRA Jan flag: Netherlands NEDShooting
HAMILL Matthew flag: United States USAWrestling Freestyle
Wrestling Greco-Roman
KOSENKO Valeriy flag: Russian Federation RUSAthletics
PONTON Cristian flag: Italy ITAAthletics
RIZVANOVIC Senad flag: Yugoslavia YUGWrestling Greco-Roman
Wrestling Freestyle
BEDNAREK Miroslaw flag: Germany GERAthletics