Canoeing: Etienne Stott confirms Mark Proctor as new partner

Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott
Stott (left) won gold with Baillie in the London 2012 Olympics

Olympic gold medal-winning canoeist Etienne Stott has confirmed Mark Proctor as his new C2 partner and plans to target more success in 2016.

"Mark's dedication and his quality as an athlete is obvious and well known," said the 35-year-old Stott.

"He was top of my list in terms of a person who I would be able to form a good partnership with."

Bedford's Stott suffered a serious shoulder injury last July but returned to training in January and is now looking to forge a successful partnership with Proctor as they work towards the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.

"The Rio Games is our clear and obvious goal," added Stott.