BBC Sport - Paralympian David Smith delays tumour surgery until after Rio 2016
Paralympian delays life-saving surgery
- From the section Disability Sport
BBC Sport's Kate Grey talks to Paralympian David Smith about his decision to delay life-saving surgery until after next summer's Rio Paralympics.
Smith, who won a rowing gold medal at London 2012 in the mixed coxed four, says he has been faced with a "million dollar question", after a tumour in his spinal cord reoccurred.
The 37-year-old was first diagnosed with a tumour in 2010 and says an operation could leave him paralysed from the neck down and unable to fulfil his Paralympic dream.