|Born||12 April 1980|
Terence Mike Parkin (born 12 April 1980 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) is a deaf swimmer from South Africa, who won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the 200 metres breaststroke. Parkin also competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, as well as the 2005 Deaflympics in which he took home two gold medals.
In 2011, Parkin saved a young boy from drowning.
- 1999 Pan Pacific Championships - Bronze
- 2000 Summer Olympics (Sydney) - Silver 200 m breaststroke
- 2000 FINA Short Course World Championships - Silver 200 m breaststroke, silver 400 m individual medley
- 2001 Goodwill Games - Gold
- 2002 Commonwealth Games - Silver
- 2003 FINA Swimming World Cup - 1 Gold, 1 silver word!
- 2009 FINA Swimming World Cup - Bronze 200 m Breast
2000 Sydney Olympic Games
Parkin competed in his first Olympic games in 2000 at the age of 20. He used sign language to communicate with his coach. About his trip to the Olympics, Parkin said "I am going to the Olympics to represent South Africa, but it's so vitally important for me to go, to show that the deaf can do anything. They can't hear, they can see everything. I would like to show the world that there's opportunities for the deaf."
- Parkin out to win, prove deaf can compete. " CNN Sports Illustrated Online. 2000. Retrieved 12 February 2008.
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