2001 Sportsman of the Year

Terence PARKIN

Photo: Terence PARKIN

Flag: South Africa South Africa (RSA)


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 Jamel flag: United States USABasketball
UMEMURA Masaki flag: Japan JPNTable Tennis
ROUSSEL Francis flag: Canada CANSwimming
DONTAS Georgios flag: Greece GRESwimming
PETERSSON Lars flag: Sweden SWEShooting
PONTON Cristian flag: Italy ITAAthletics
AN Ching-Lung flag: Chinese Taipei TPEAthletics
FEI Yong flag: China CHNAthletics
ZUPAN Miha flag: Slovenia SLOBasketball