On Road To Rio defence, Chad Le Clos Asks For Privacy As His Parents Fight Cancer

More challenge ahead. Chad Le Clos gathers himself for flight and fight alone in the pool hours before finals at Glasgow2014 - by Craig Lord

Chad Le Clos, the Olympic 200m butterfly champion, has appealed to media and fans to be left to complete his preparations for Rio 2016 in peace and for the privacy of his family to respected. The backdrop to a media statement issued by the swimmer today is that his parents are both fighting cancer.

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Terrible news, especially reading the circumstances. Thoughts go out to him.

Hetty Oliver

My thoughts are with you and your family Chad. Stay strong my boy.


I hope he stays strong and prayer go out to him and his family.


I imagine this will make Chad even hungrier for double Gold. Rio shaping up as greatest Olympics ever for monster swimming battles.

Craig Lord

I feel sure that those who lived at a time before your Olympics felt the same, felixdp. History he heaped with ‘monster battles’ 🙂

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