Etienne STOTT

Great Britain GBR

Canoe / Kayak Slalom

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    London 2012
  • Year of Birth
    1979
Olympic Results

Biography

Etienne STOTT

Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie claimed Britain’s first-ever gold medal in the two-man canoe slalom at London 2012 with a breathtaking performance – and it was a victory to savour, coming after years of frustration and setbacks.

The pair, ranked sixth in the world, pulled out a flawless run on the 25-gate 300m course to record a shock win – leaving themselves speechless and turning the tables on their long-standing Brit rivals David Florence and Richard Hounslow, who took silver.

Stott and Baillie went into the final as the slowest pair but navigated the rapids without incurring penalties, emerging with a time of 106.41. Having gone first they had to play a waiting game. As each rival team paddled through the undulating, twisting course the tension mounted, and the sense that a shock was on the cards grew.

Frenchmen Gauthier Klauss and Matthieu Peche caused a seismic roar from the 12,000-strong crowd when they clipped a pole and incurred a two-second penalty, thus ensuring Britain a place in the top three. But when three-time Olympic champions Pavol and Peter Hochschorner of Slovakia took their run, and finished almost two seconds slower than Baillie and Stott, the unthinkable happened. At the end of the final the British canoeists leapt into the water to celebrate.

Olympic Results

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Results Event Sport

London 2012

G
Canadian Doubles, Slalom
Canadian Doubles, Slalom Canoeing