Thursday, December 14, 2006
Many swimmers competed in multiple events during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. One of them was Terence Parkin of South Africa. Terence's events included the 200 and 400 meter individual medley, the 4x100 meter free relay, and the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke. He swam in a total of eight different qualifying and final races in five days during the Olympics. Terence finished fifth in the 400 meter individual medley. In the 200 meter breaststroke, he finished second to win the silver medal.
What makes this 20-year-old Olympic swimmer somewhat unique is that he has never been able to hear a race starter's signal. Born deaf, Terence uses a strobe light similar to a camera flash to signal the beginning of the race. The Olympic competitor only began swimming at age 14. Now he holds three national records in South Africa and owns a silver medal from the Sydney Olympics.
This list contains reviews of movies that I have viewed that profile autism or disabilities in general. Please let me know what I missed. Happy browsing!- Change of Habit - House of Cards - Rain Man - Mercury Rising - The Boy Who Could Fly - I Am Sam - Benny and Joon - A Beautiful Mind - The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser - The Other Sister - As Good as It Gets - Shine - My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown - Sound and Fury - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - The Mighty - Simon Birch - Beyond Silence - Of Mice and Men - Matchstick Men - Nell - Lorenzo's Oil - Girl, Interrupted - ...First Do No Harm - My Sisters Keeper - Radio
-The Boy Who Could Fly -Mercury Rising -Rain Man -House of Cards -Change of Habit -Being There -Down in the Delta -Forrest Gump -Relative Fear -Silent Fall -What's Eating Gilbert Grapes -When the Bough Breaks -The Wizard