About: Penny Heyns | Olympic Champion
Penny Heyns as an international speaker and has established herself as the world’s greatest female breaststroker of the 20th century, by becoming the only woman in Olympic history to win both the 100 and the 200 meter breaststroke events in Atlanta 1996, bronze in Sydney 2000 and by breaking a total of 14 individual world records during her career.
She is the only breaststroker, female or male, in the history of swimming, to hold world records in all three possible distances; the 50 m, the 100 m & the 200 m.
2006 saw Penny Heyns become an inaugural inductee into the South African Sport Hall of Fame and in May of 2007
She joined the prestigious company of international icons such as Johnny Weissmuller, better known as the original Tarzan and Mark Spitz when she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale in Florida, USA.
Most recently in 2012, Penny Heyns became the first non-track & female athlete to be inducted into the Africa Sports Hall of Fame.
Her experiences, both whilst training internationally in the US and in Canada with some of the most successful athletes in those respective countries and whilst competing on the forefront of international competition, has given Penny unparalleled insights into what it takes to get to the top, and more importantly, what it takes to stay there.
Not only has Penny Heyns widely addressed South African audiences, but she has spoken internationally as far abroad as the USA, Canada, Australia, Sri-Lanka, Dubai and our neighbouring African countries such as Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.
For all people, regardless of race, creed, colour, age or gender, Penny brings a dynamic and powerful message of hope, inspiration and upliftment which empowers people to take control of their lives, realize their untapped potential and to fulfil their material and spiritual journey.
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