Tim Brabants was a 31-year-old British doctor with a dream, competing in a sport, kayaking, where the British have never won a gold medal. He put a helluva lot on the line, sidelining his career and making financial sacrifices, and today, he done made his country proud. He looked so badass in the kayak single 1000m race, with his huge arms and cool little sunglasses, and when he got up on that stand to accept his gold with such a mild, gentle smile, he was a doctor again. A doctor with a lion inside.
Tim Brabants, we salute you.