Terence Parkin

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Terence Parkin (born 12 April 1980 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) is a deaf swimmer from South Africa, who won the silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games in the 200m breaststroke. Parkin also competed in the 2004 Athens Olympics, as well as the 2005 Deaflympics in which he took home two gold medals. In his first Olympic games in 2000, he used sign language to communicate with his coach. P

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In 2011, Parkin saved a young boy from drowning.

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He also swam a total of 16 miles in an unprecedented feat at the aQuellé Midmar Mile in South Africa as part of the 8-mile Club.

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