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:
Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year