The man behind the medals
This five-minute documentary gives the audience some insight into the man behind the medals, and the challenges South African swimmer, Cameron van der Burgh has faced on his path to international stardom.
From a little known 21-year-old old with huge ability and ambition, Cameron is now a South African sporting icon and an international record breaker. We’re immensely proud of all his achievements, and the contribution he’s made to South African swimming.
Cameron has had his fair share of challenges on his journey to the top.
"When I was 16 years old I broke my ankle. The doctors said I would never swim breaststroke again. That was a real pivotal point in my career," explains Cameron.Cameron is now training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where he wants to set another world first: to be the only swimmer to win three Olympic medals in three consecutive Olympic meets. But even as he works hard in the pool, he's also working hard at growing his new sports and marketing consultancy business, Touch58
"Swimming for me is meditation. There's no cellphone, no sound, no gravity – you're free. You're in your own mind and alone with your thoughts."
Cameron van der Burgh, multiple Olympic medalist
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