Canadian Olympic gold medalist Eric Lamaze diagnosed with brain cancer

Eric Lamaze (Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Eric Lamaze of Montreal, Quebec has been diagnosed with brain cancer. In an announcement made on Wednesday, it has been reported that Lamaze has been facing cancer for more than a year.

Lamaze won a gold medal for Canada in individual show jumping at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, a silver medal in team jumping at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and a bronze medal in individual show jumping at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  Lamaze’s other major international results include a bronze medal at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky and a silver medal at the 2011 International Equestrian Federation (FEI) World Cup Final in Leipzig, Germany.

Currently 16th in the world, Lamaze’s most recent result was a 23rd at the La Baule Grand Prix in France on May 19. The competition was won by Simon Blum of Germany.

Lamaze also remains the best Canadian equestrian rider. Mario Deslauriers of Venise-en-Quebec, Quebec is the next best equestrian rider in the world rankings at 62nd.

Lamaze is currently riding on the horses Coco Bongo, Firkov Du Rouet, Chacco Kid, Fine Lady 5 and Bonnie M Z. It was the horse Fine Lady 5 that Lamaze won a bronze medal on at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

 

 

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