Chad le Clos’ Mother and Father are Fighting Cancer

Olympic Champion and South African swim star Chad le Clos confirms his mother and his father are both currently battling cancer.

Chad le Clos released the statement below:

The Rio Olympics are just a few weeks away but I can confirm that both my parents are fighting cancer.

My Mum Geraldine has breast cancer which has returned since her remission in 2010. She has recently undergone a double mastectomy and is now having chemo. My Dad Bert developed prostate cancer and has also undergone an operation in late June.

It has not been an easy time but I am training hard for Rio. More than anything else I want them to win their battles. I also hope that they will be in Rio.

I would ask my friends in the media to respect their recovery. I will also not be doing any media prior to Rio.

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4 years ago

I wish them both the best in recovering. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Bert and he is a great person

4 years ago

We wish them a speedy recovery.

Coach Mike 1952
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4 years ago

How can anyone vote down hoping someone recovers from life-threatening illness?

4 years ago

Wish them all good health and a speedy recovery

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