Team USA swimmer Nathan Adrian has announced he’s battling testicular cancer … but the gold medalist says the diagnosis will not derail his plans to compete at the 2020 Olympics.
The 30-year-old — who was part of the 4×100 relay that won gold with Michael Phelps in 2008 — made the announcement on social media … saying he initially went to the doctor after “something didn’t feel right.”
After several tests, doctors discovered the disease and began treatment shortly after. Luckily for Adrian, he says the cancer was caught early and the prognosis is good … which means he’ll still be able to train for the Tokyo Olympics.
“I will be back in the water in a few short weeks with my sights fully set on Tokyo!” Adrian says.
“As I told my family, I’ll be putting my public health degree to work a little sooner than I planned! But in all seriousness, I am keeping a positive attitude as cases such as mine are curable.”
Adrian says he will have surgery next week … and will share his journey to bring light to men’s health issues.
The Buena Regional High School wrestling team announced it will NOT compete in events refereed by the man who forced Andrew Johnson to cut his hair before a match earlier this month.
The Buena Regional school board held an emergency meeting in New Jersey on Wednesday with board members and concerned community members … and that’s where the announcement was made.
As we previously reported, referee Alan Maloney (who is white) told the 16-year-old black wrestler to either cut off his dreadlocks or forfeit the match during a Dec. 19 event.
Johnson — who was only given 90 seconds to make his decision — opted for the haircut … and video of the shameful moment went viral.
Maloney’s camp insists the ref was only following strict guidelines about hair maintenance — and was not being racist.
As for Johnson, Buena has a wrestling match scheduled for Thursday morning — but an attorney for the student says he will NOT compete because he’s overwhelmed by the media attention.
Johnson’s attorney says he will wrestle again this season — but has not announced a return date.