Brabants announces retirement

CANOEING: The 2008 Olympic gold medal winner Dr Tim Brabants has announced his retirement and will now pursue a career in medicine. Brabants, who finished eighth at the K1 1,000m race at London 2012, said: “It wouldn’t be right to just keep competing for the sake of competing and, when you’re not getting your best results, it wouldn’t be fair on my family or the other athletes.”