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'I owe so much to swimming but I don't want it to define the rest of my life'

1 June 2018 3:06 PM
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Cameron van de Burgh
Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh says swimming has opened up many opportunities for him, but he will soon have to let it go.

Described as one of the greatest breaststroke swimmers, Cameron van der Burgh has represented South Africa at the highest level of competition.

Van der Burgh recently took bronze in the men’s 100m breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games.

The swimmer joined Azania for this week's Friday profile to talk about his battle with ADHD, why he will be retiring after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, as well as his aspirations.

Being 32 at the next Olympic Games I think I would like to call it a day. I have had a very wonderful career.

Cameron van der Burgh, swimmer and Olympic champion

I have had a rather fortuitous career. I think that I would rather end on my own terms and end up as best as I can. I have a lot of other dreams and other aspirations in my life. I owe so much to swimming but I don't want that to be what defines the rest of my life.

Cameron van der Burgh, swimmer and Olympic champion

Van der Burgh says he has a lot more to offer.

I have got my own business down in Cape Town. I am proactively doing a lot of things and I am just a big advocate for swimmers to always prepare for life after sport.

Cameron van der Burgh, swimmer and Olympic champion

Click on the link below to listen to the interview:


1 June 2018 3:06 PM
Tags:
Olympic Games
Commonwealth Games
Cameron van de Burgh

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