Legend!The Canadian athlete who won his first gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics underwent 12 rounds of chemotherapy

2022-08-04 0 By

Canadian legend Max Parrott won his first gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Sunday, scoring 90.96 points to win the snowboard slopestyle event.And his story is legendary.Parrott won the silver medal in the event at the last Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, CBC reported On Sunday.But then he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and had to miss the entire 2018-19 season.But three years later, he made it to the podium again.”It shows that anything is possible!Three years ago I was lying in a hospital bed with no strength, muscles and no cardio and today I am Olympic champion and have taken the biggest step of my life!”Parrott, 29, is a snowboarding legend, and his battle with cancer is especially impressive.After announcing his cancer diagnosis in early 2019, he had to undergo 12 rounds of chemotherapy in six months.During that time, he shaved his head, couldn’t train, and was virtually wiped out.However, in August 2019, he announced his comeback after being cancer-free for two months and won a gold medal at the World Extreme Sports Championships, for which he was awarded the Lawrence Award for “Best Comeback”.”My goal is to win gold.But I won’t have any regrets if I don’t win because I’ve done my best in these months.”Parrott said he will also compete in the men’s snowboard big jump next.Source: China.org.cn