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Triple Canoeing Champion Estanguet Retires


Three-times canoeing Olympic champion Tony Estanguet of France has retired from the sport at the age of 34, he said on Thursday.

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Three-times canoeing Olympic champion Tony Estanguet of France has retired from the sport at the age of 34, he said on Thursday.

"I put my boat away. Retired at 34! Thanks to my family, my sponsors and to you all for this nice story," Estanguet wrote on his Twitter account.

At this year's London Olympics, Estanguet became the first French athlete to win three Olympic titles in the same discipline after claiming his first two gold medals at the Sydney and Athens Games in 2000 and 2004 respectively.


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