Episode 37

Moving to Canada and reflections on a London gold - Tim Baillie

Published on: 3rd March, 2021

Today we're in British Columbia in Canada with Tim Baillie, gold medal winner in the Canoe Slalom C2 in London 2012.

Canada has had some tough restrictions during Covid but life for Tim has become more relaxed in recent months with schools returning. It's a very outdoor life and even the nearby ski slopes have remained open.

Tim reflects on 2012 and the challenges of life after a gold medal. In many ways, it did not bring the opportunities some people suggested it would. But the medal moment is still a massive part of Tim's life. And then there's the story of Tim getting two gold postboxes for his London medal.

Thanks for listening today. I hope you're enjoying this series of podcasts. I'm raising money for Maggie's Cancer Centres - I'm not getting paid or taking any personal sponsorship. If you'd like to make a donation drop me a line at markshardlow@icloud.com or go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/destinationtokyo

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Destination Tokyo
Olympic and Paralympic stories in the run up to the Tokyo Games.
I’ve covered 5 Olympic and 5 Paralympic Games at home and abroad. Tokyo 2020 was to have been numbers 6. So how are the athletes preparing during Covid times. And what are they learning in the run up to the Games. The Podcast lasts around 10 mins and comes out daily, Monday to Friday. I’m also using it to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres to thank them for the help they’ve given my wife and family during her bowel cancer journey.
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Mark Shardlow

Hi - I'm Mark, a Sports Journalist specialising in Olympic and Paralympic Sports. I also help others podcast.