Tim Baillie visits St Mary’s!

On the 6th of December Olympic gold medallist Tim Baillie visited St Mary’s assembly. He gave us a talk about what it was like being an Olympic athlete and he let us touch his gold medal!

After his presentation I interviewed him about his Olympic career and the ups and downs he had.

Have you ever had any injuries?

“Yes, a lot, a broken collarbone, a dislocated kneecap, torn abdominal muscles and lots more.”

What do you do nowadays?

“Things like this, going round to schools, training. That’s pretty much it.”

When did you start the sport?

“My parents were keen canoeists and they put me in a canoe and let me float there”

Will you be in the next Olympics or the next Commonwealth Games?

“No, we’ve not decided yet if we’ll be in either of them. We’ll be in the world championships in Prague though.”

The whole school loved and were transfixed by his talk.

by Lizzie, P7

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