August 3, 2012, by Fraser
Nottingham alumni at the Olympics
The medal winners
Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie
Canoeists Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie – both Mechanical Engineering graduates from The University – have taken gold in the men’s canoe double.
London 2012 is the 33-year-olds’ Olympic debut and so their win brings a first Olympic medal for either man – and it is gold.
Tim Baillie was born in Aberdeen and his parents were both keen canoeists.
Etienne Stott is French Canadian and he has dual nationality, but chooses to compete for Team GB.
Rower Chris Bartley joined his three teammates to win Olympic silver in the Men’s Lightweight Four.
The team overcame world champions Denmark, finishing second to gold medallists South Africa by just a quarter of a second.
The 28-year-old graduated from The University of Nottingham with a biology degree in 2005.
Canoeist David Florence added a second silver medal to his collection by combining with Nottingham Trent graduate Richard Hounslow in the Men’s C2 Canoe Slalom.
David won silver in the Men’s C1 Canoe Slalom four years ago in Beijing. Despite disappoint in this year’s C1 event, where he failed to qualify for the final, he rebounded strongly in the doubles event.
David and partner Richard finished just behind fellow Nottingham graduates Stott and Baillie.
Originally from Aberdeen, 29-year-old David graduated from the University with a Mathematical Physics degree in 2005.
When to catch our other hot prospects…
Tim Brabants (Medicine 1999): Men’s Kayak Singles (K1) 1,000m, Finals — Eton Dorney, Monday 6 and Wednesday 8 August
Rob Moore (Economics 2003), Nick Catlin (History 2010) and Harry Martin (Economics 2015): Men’s Hockey — Riverbank Arena, Monday 30 July to Saturday 11 August
Anne Panter (Mathematics and Economics 2009): Women’s Hockey — Riverbank Arena, Sunday 29 July to Friday 10 August
Olivia Whitlam (Environmental Science 2006): Rowing Women’s Eight — Eton Dorney, Sunday 29 July — Thursday 2 August
Johny Akinyemi (Philosophy and Theology 2010) for Team Nigeria: Men’s Kayak Singles (K1) 1,000m — Eton Dorney, Sunday 29 July and Wednesday 1 August
Photos from: Picture from: www.teamgb.com