The world’s greatest canoe slalom paddler of all time, Jessica Fox, will hit the Tokyo 2020 Olympic rapids at Kasai Canoe Slalom today, 25 July 2021, with the canoe slalom competition to start with the heats in the men’s canoe single (C1) and the women’s kayak single (K1).
Fox will be joined by Tasmanian Daniel Watkins, who is contesting his first Olympic Games and will be the first Australian on the Tokyo Olympic canoe slalom start line when racing starts at 1 p.m. local time with the men’s canoe single.
Two heats are scheduled in both the men’s C1 as well as the women’s K1 on Sunday, with the faster time of the two runs giving the qualification result to progress through to the next round.
In the men’s canoe single, 15 out of the 18 entries will progress through to the men’s C1 semi-final on Monday (26 July 2021), while 20 out of the 24 entries in the women’s kayak will have the chance to qualify for Tuesday’s (27 July 2021) semi-final ahead of the top ten final on the same day. The first Olympic canoe slalom medals will be decided on Monday in the men’s C1 with the women’s K1 final to follow on Tuesday.