Bert le Clos won hearts the world over when his son Chad beat Michael Phelps to Olympic gold in the 200m butterfly at London 2012. The South African’s emotional and passionate interview with BBC presenter Clare Balding went viral.
Now Bert is fighting prostate cancer and in “UNBELIEVABLE”, the documentary globally released on July 24 that charts Chad’s preparations for Rio 2016, the world sees for the first time the real Bert, the incredible bond he has with his son and the extraordinary character that engages everyone he meets.
“UNBELIEVABLE” is the story of Chad and Bert’s road to Rio, a story of extraordinary emotion, incredible commitment and burning desire for Olympic gold. A OneToWatch production, UNBELIEVABLE has been directed by Sir Matthew Pinsent, himself a four time Olympic Gold medallist and BBC broadcaster. More recently the driving force behind the BBC’s Olympic Dreams series, Matthew has captured the highs, lows and everything in between as Chad chases his dream to Rio de Janeiro.
“UNBELIEVABLE: The Chad le Clos Story” will air on SuperSport in Africa, Eurosport in the Europe, and on Chad’s official website on 24 and 25 July 2016.
This swimming story is courtesy of Professional Sport Group.