Fox lands world ca­noe medals

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

AUS­TRALIAN Jessica Fox has continued her strong form at the ca­noe slalom World Cup by claim­ing a gold and sil­ver medal in Markklee­berg, Ger­many.

The two- time Olympic medal­list won sil­ver be­hind Ger­man Ri­carda Funk in the women’s K1 on Sun­day, a day af­ter win­ning gold in the C1.

The haul fol­lows her C1 gold medal in Augs­burg a week ear­lier.

Fox lost time in Sun­day’s K1 dur­ing the mid- sec­tion of the Markklee­berg course, fin­ish- ing 2.25 sec­onds be­hind winner Funk.

“I’m very happy with sec­ond place, a lit­tle bit dis­ap­pointed be­cause I lost a bit of time on gate nine, but still happy to back up af­ter yes­ter­day and make the podium in K1,” Fox said.

“I took a few more risks in the fi­nal to­day, and they kind of paid off.

“Gates six, seven and eight, I opted for a tighter line and it was faster, but then I lost time af­ter that and just fought to the fin­ish.”

Jessica Fox.

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