WORLD CUP SILVER FOR FOX ON ROAD TO PARIS OLYMPICS

Three time Olympic medalist Jess Fox has continued her impressive form on the international stage, overnight winning a silver medal in the women’s kayak final at the ICF World Cup 2 in Prague, Czech Republic.

With just under 50 days to go until the Paris Olympic Games, Fox collected her second World Cup medal in two weeks, after last weekend winning gold in the women’s C1.

Friday’s racing took place under revised racing conditions in Prague, after high river levels forced the postponement of the opening day of competition. There was just one heat run in both the men’s and women’s K1, with the top ten in both progressing straight to the final.

After qualifying into the kayak final in second place, Fox recorded the fastest time on course. But four second penalties on course proved costly, with the World Champion taking the silver medal.

Fox finished behind 20-year-old Emma Vuitton (France) who picked up her biggest win of her career.

The Aussies are back in action tonight with the heats of the men’s and women’s C1.  The kayak cross competition on Sunday, which also doubles as the final Olympic qualifier, will be run as usual, but will also introduce a repechage round. It will be a similar format when kayak cross makes its Olympic debut in Paris.

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