Based: Pretoria

In 2010 Lawrence Brittain became an u23 World Champion Winning South Africa s first ever rowing championship gold medal. In 2014 just two months after representing South Africa at Senior World Championships with the aim of being at the Rio 2016 Olympics he was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin s Lymphoma Cancer.

Less than two years later he stood in front of the world on the Olympic Podium.