Dual Olympian Lucien Delfour has made his mark on the canoe slalom Olympic competition, qualifying third fastest for Friday’s men’s K1 semi-final in a time of 91.10 and two clean runs.
After yesterday’s bronze medal performance in the women’s K1, Jess Fox returned to the rapids, making her way through to the women’s C1 semi-final and writing canoe slalom history by competing in the first ever women’s C1 Olympic racing.
The world number five Lucien Delfour put his competitors on notice, recording consistent times in both runs of the qualifying round, finishing second and third respectively.
Looking strong from the outset, Delfour was able to record two clean runs, with no penalties incurred. He will enter Friday’s semi-finals in third position, with only +0.96 seconds separating the top three of Hannes Aigner (GER), Giovanni de Gennaro (ITA) and Delfour.