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.
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brother or sisters and is the only one deaf in his family
began swimming at 122 years old
currently married and his 2 daughters
and was born in
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe,South Africa
and is a deaf swimmer who has won a silver medal at the 2000 summer olympics in 200 metres breaststroke . Since terence parkin was a deaf swimmer he couldnt hear the shooting of the gun when it was time to begin a race so he relied a lot on his coach to tell him when to start while Micheal phelps has 22 medals in total,
parkin has 24 gold medals and 29 medals in total
He has a school named
after him. Its called
Parkin Windex Academy and is coaching swimming there.
And in 2011 parkin saved a 7 year old boy from drowning
http://deafness.answers.com/celebrities/terrence-parkin-life-and-history http://www.southafrica.info/news/sport/deaflympics-parkin-120713.htm#.U07b_lVdVv0 http://www.accidents.co.za/2011/01/20/sa-olympic-swimmer-terence-parkin-saves-life-with-cpr/
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