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Tim Brabants Sails to the Rescue

18th October 2012

Some dedicate their life to medicine, others to sport. Not for Dr Tim Brabants - he’s accomplished both!

It seems these days, being a qualified doctor just doesn’t cut it for Tim Brabants, and at the age of 31 with 3 Olympic medals under his belt, there is still no stopping him. “I have plenty of time to be a doctor again, but only limited time to be an athlete," he told BBC Sport.

It was this rather bold statement, hard work and determinism along with the small fact that he powered to the finishing line in 3 min 26.323 seconds that led Brabants to become the first British paddler to win a canoeing flatwater Olympic gold in Beijing 2008, not to mention win Great Britain’s 18th gold medal!

The question on all our minds now is whether in Rio 2016 Tim will be saving lives or sailing to gold?

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