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Baillie to retire
History-making British Olympian Tim Baillie has decided to retire from canoeing.
Baillie won a first gold medal for Team GB in canoe slalom with C2 partner Etienne Stott at the London Games.
The pair enjoyed one of sport's longest-running partnerships, spanning nine seasons, with gold in 2012 the pinnacle.
Baillie said: "Retiring has been a difficult decision which I've agonised over for a long time.
"I still love canoeing but I've realised that I no longer have the underlying desire required to commit all of my time to the singular pursuit of canoe slalom excellence.
"Looking back, the London Olympic cycle took a lot of energy, particularly fighting back from so many setbacks, and I think that burned through my passion for the sport."
The 34-year-old from Aberdeen continued: "Whilst my decision to retire is tinged with sadness I feel Etienne and I have both had an incredible journey to look back on and a lot of exciting things to look forward to, so overall I'm feeling positive.
"I'd like to thank him for all the adventures; it's truly a testament to our friendship that it's survived nine years of being strapped into the same canoe."