2005 Sportsman of the Year


Photo: Scott PROSSER

Flag: Australia Australia (AUS)


A swim team captain for the Australian team at the Melbourne Summer Deaflympics won gold medal in 100m butterfly and holds the current World Deaf Record, won three (3) silver medals in 200m butterfly (swam under World Deaf Record time), 400m Freestyle, and 1,500 Freestyle. During the year of 2005 he also participated in elite level competitions such as Victorian State Swimming Championships, Victorian State Surf Lifesaving Championships, Australian Open Swimming Championships, Victorian State Short Course Swimming Championships and Australian Open Short Course Swimming Championships, he received bronze medal in relay team event against Olympic level swimmers. He also holds Victorian Institute of Sports Scholarship for year 2004-2005.

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

CHANG Li-Hsiao flag: Chinese Taipei TPEBowling
PASSOS Hugo Miguel flag: Portugal PORWrestling Greco-Roman
WATSON Joseph flag: Ireland IRLFootball
CEJAS RODRIGUEZ Osmel flag: Italy ITAAthletics
SCHWEINSBERG Ingo flag: Germany GERShooting
KUZMINSKIS Tomas flag: Lithuania LTUOrienteering
IVANOV Stanislav flag: Russian Federation RUSBeach Volleyball
BILOKON Oleg flag: Ukraine UKRAthletics
POLLOCK Jeffrey flag: United States USASnowboard