2009 Sportsman of the Year

Terence PARKIN

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Flag: South Africa South Africa (RSA)

Swimming

Terence won 7 gold medals at the recent Summer Deaflympics in Taipei in the swimming events and a bronze medal in the cycling event. Being able to achieve this feat by competing in two different sports at the Deaflympic level and to medal in both categories deserves this honor to be named the best athlete of the year! Furthermore, Terence has broken 12 World records in the year of 2009 and there are a few more applications for world record recognition from his recent swimming competition in Singapore at the FINA Swimming World Cup. His Taipei accomplishments includes:

  • 50m Breaststroke – Gold Medal 29.58
  • 200m Breaststroke Gold Medal and Deaf Games record 2:16.32
  • 400m Individual Medley Gold Medal and Deaf Games record 4:29.56
  • 200m Freestyle Gold Medal and World record 1:53.12
  • 100m Breaststroke Gold Medal and Deaf Games record 1:03.51
  • 200m Individual Medley Gold Medal and Deaf Games record 2:06.24
  • 1500m Freestyle Gold Medal and World record 16:08.56
  • In the cycling event 93.12km road race 2:17.41 bronze medal

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

AthleteCountrySport
GERMANO LucaFlag: Italy Italy (ITA)Swimming
KARPOV ArtemyFlag: Russian Federation Russian Federation (RUS)Badminton
TRISHKIN IliaFlag: Russian Federation Russian Federation (RUS)Swimming
SCHWEINSBERG IngoFlag: Germany Germany (GER)Shooting
WEN Chih-HsuanFlag: Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (TPE)Table Tennis
GRENINS MarisFlag: Latvia Latvia (LAT)Athletics
LAURENT MikaelFlag: France France (FRA)Tennis
YAMADA KosuiFlag: Japan Japan (JPN)Judo
BUKIN MakarFlag: Ukraine Ukraine (UKR)Football

Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year