Rejection of Ritalin Leads Cameron van der Burgh to Olympic Gold Medal

“His parents had steered their youngest into sport to channel the excess energy that had seen him diagnosed with a mild form of ADD, rather that keep him dosed up on Ritalin, which changed his personality and dampened his spirit.” — Sport 24.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — Cameron van der Burgh’s Olympic gold medal has more heart and meaning than just the happiness of winning. These are the words of Bev van der Burgh, the gold medallist’s proud mother.

Cameron van der Burgh wins Gold

“He swam that race for Alex,” says Bev, referring to the late Norwegian swimmer

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