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Olympic winner Tim Baillie becomes Transition Extreme sports ambassador

Tim Baillie
Image caption Tim Baillie has sampled Transition Extreme

Olympic gold medal canoeist Tim Baillie has become the first sports ambassador for an extreme sports social enterprise in Aberdeen.

Baillie - who won the canoe slalom C2 event last year - will support the work of Transition Extreme.

Image caption Baillie (front) won C2 gold alongside Etienne Stott

The Duke of York opened the £2.7m extreme sports centre in 2007.

Baillie, of Westhill, said: "I was keen to help. I would have been over the moon if there had been that sort of facility around when I was growing up."

Transition Extreme chief executive Grahame Paterson said: "We have firmly established Transition Extreme as a leading adventure sports provider, social enterprise and youth work charity in the region.

"We want to mark and celebrate the significant contribution we make across sport, health, employability and education through the appointment of ambassadors who can help communicate the value and impact we bring.

"Tim has achieved a great deal in his young life."

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