Double-gold triumph for Australia’s Jessica Fox at kayak world titles

Jessica Fox continues to go from energy to energy with a gold medal double on the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup spherical in Prague.

On the eve of her twenty ninth birthday, Australia’s Olympic champion Fox triumphed within the girls’s canoe remaining on Saturday, a day after amassing the kayak title.

Fox began because the fourth-fastest paddler and clocked 109.13 seconds to win from Andora’s Monica Doria Vilarrubla with Czech paddler Gabriela Satkova rounding out the rostrum in third on her dwelling course.

The win takes Fox’s medal tally to this point this season to 3 gold, with three World Cup occasions nonetheless to come back in Tacen, Slovenia (15-18 June), La Seu, Spain (31 August – 3 September), Paris, France (5-8 October).

‘Nice option to begin the season’

“I’m so blissful, it was a very tight remaining. Gabi and Monica each put down actually good runs, so it was so shut on the end. However I’m so happy to take the win at present,” Fox stated.

“It’s an effective way to start out the season, clearly final week I had an incredible race in Augsburg and I needed to attempt to again that up this weekend.

“Yesterday took loads out of me, each mentally and bodily so simply to place it on the market once more at present is superior.”

Noemie Fox completed twenty fourth within the girls’s canoe semi remaining, with fellow Australian Brodie Crawford ending twenty second within the males’s occasion.

The Aussies will return to the course in Prague on Sunday within the new Olympic self-discipline of kayak cross.

-AAP


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