Terence Parkin was another swimmer who overcame adversity from a physical disability. Being deaf at an early age meant he had to compete differently. Nevertheless, Terence Parkin won the silver medal during the 2000 Olympics for the 200-meter breaststroke. He also competed in the summer Olympics four years later and in the Deaflympics and took home over 29 gold medals.
He’s also the only swimmer that’s deaf to be in the FINA elite rankings during 1999 and 2000. Terence Parkin has also won the most Deaflympics medals, a total of 33.Feeling inspired by these incredible athletes with disabilities?