Etienne Stott MBE
Retired Olympic Athlete

Etienne Stott won the Gold Medal at the London 2012 Olympics in the sport of canoe slalom, with his crewmate Tim Baillie. Etienne lives and trains in Nottingham.

Etienne first tried canoeing at the age of ten, with his local Scout group. He rose through the British rankings at Junior and Under 23 level. At the end of the 2004 season, Etienne teamed up with Tim Baillie, to race in canoe doubles (C2) category. They suffered numerous setbacks, including failing to qualify for the Beijing Games and career threatening injuries. Despite this, they managed to fight their way onto Team GB for 2012.

On the 2nd of August, 2012, Etienne and Tim set a time of 106.41 seconds in their first Olympic final in front of 12,500 spectators at the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre. This was enough to win gold, the first ever for Great Britain in the sport of canoe slalom. It helped Team GB to an incredible 3rd in the medal table, capturing the imagination of the British public.

He teamed up with a new crewmate Mark Proctor in 2014 after Tim retired from the sport; their aim was to go to the Rio Olympics in 2016. Unfortunately, after a tough qualification process they were selected as the reserve crew and did not get to race in Rio. As the C2 category which Etienne specialises in will not be a part of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Etienne made the hard decision to retire from the sport and is now working on his future plans.

Mindful Living Show Presentation
Saturday 3rd June
Session Title: What does it take to win Olympic Gold and how can Mindfulness help?

Join Olympic Champion, Etienne Stott MBE, and Mental Skills Coach, Katie Warriner, to learn about their mindful approach to achieving excellence in sport and in life and how you can apply the key points to your own aspirations.