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Team GB canoeist Etienne Stott announces retirement

Team GB's Olympic gold-winning canoe slalomist Etienne Stott announces his retirement from the sport.

Team GB's Olympic gold-winning canoe slalomist Etienne Stott has announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 37.

Together with partner Tim Baillie, Stott earned Great Britain a historic first canoe slalom gold with victory in the C2 event at London 2012 despite suffering from a recurring shoulder problem.

"It is time for me to announce the end of a huge chapter in my life," said Stott in a statement today.

"I consider myself both extraordinarily fortunate to have reached this point, and to have the full array of choices before me to take my life forward.

"Although I have won an Olympic gold medal at a home Olympics, I am sincere when I say that I value my journey in canoe slalom so much more."

Stott and Baillie failed to qualify for this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, while the men's C2 event is being removed from the competition schedule at Tokyo 2020.

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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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