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Nathan Baggaley

Full name: Nathan Baggaley
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: December 6, 1975 in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: Cpae Byron Canoe Club
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Nathan Baggaley made his international canoeing début for Australia in 1997. He competed at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, reaching the semi-finals of the K1 500 metres event. After Sydney, he became one of the top canoeists in the world, winning the World Championship in the K1-500 in 2002 and 2003, in 2003 he also won bronze in K1-1000. At the Athina Olympics, he was upset by Canada’s Adam van Koeverden and settled for a silver medal. In 2005 he won his 3rd World Championship in the event, gaining some revenge on van Koeverden who finished third. Baggaley also won again bronze in the K1-1000 in that year. Only a few weeks later he tested positive for steroids (stanozolol and methandienone) and was banned from competition for two years.

In February 2007, he was arrested while driving on the Gold Coast, after police found 762 ecstasy tablets in his car. However, he was arrested for a more serious criminal activity in November 2007, after a police raid followed an investigation into the manufacture and trafficking of MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine), the chemical used to make ecstasy. Baggaley and his brother, Dru, were among those arrested in raids on 10 homes and factories, which yielded more than 28,000 ecstasy tablets and a kilogram of MDMA powder. In May 2009, he pleaded guilty to supplying and manufacturing ecstasy, and faced a prison term of up to 20 years in jail. Baggaley was released from jail in 2011 after serving four years, however, in November 2013, only two years after his release, he was arrested again for drug manufacture, and seven charges including conspiracy to import and manufacture a prohibited drug, and to supply a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres Australia AUS 4 h2r2/3
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres Australia AUS 2 Silver
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres Australia AUS 4
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres Australia AUS 2 Silver

Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Canoeing Australia Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 1:40.884
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Canoeing Australia Round One Heat Three 3 QU 1:41.854
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Australia Final Round 2 1:38.467 2
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Australia Semi-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 1:39.031 6
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Australia Round One Heat One 2 QU 1:37.997 5

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Australia Final Round 4 3:28.310 3
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Australia Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 3:28.417 5
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Australia Round One Heat Three 2 QC 3:29.414 5

Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T L
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Australia AUS Clint Robinson Final Round 2004-08-28 1:27.920 2
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Australia AUS Clint Robinson Semi-Finals Heat Two 2004-08-26 1:30.710 3
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Australia AUS Clint Robinson Round One Heat Two 2004-08-24 1:30.869 3
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