Two-time Olympic medallist Jessica Fox has posted one of her best runs ever on her local Penrith course to win the women’s K1 canoe slalom gold at the Australian Open, adding to the C1 title she won 24 hours earlier.
A world-class field, including four of the five top finishers in the men’s K1 at last year’s Rio Olympics, will compete in this weekend’s Australian Canoe Slalom Open in Penrith, Sydney.
Athletes spend years preparing for an Olympic Games, so once the event is over, many of them can’t wait to put their feet up and smell the roses for a bit.
2017 started with a bang! Winter athletes competing in the Northern Hemisphere recorded some of the best Australian results in history. While on home soil, Olympians added National Championship titles to their resume and crowds flocked to some of the biggest sporting events of the year.
Two-time Olympian Jess Fox has led an Australian domination of the women’s C1 final at the Oceania Championships in Auckland, with the 22-year-old taking the title by an incredible 13 seconds.
Two-time Olympic medallist Jessica Fox has overcome a severe throat infection and Rio Olympian Ian Borrows a limited preparation to post wins on the final day of the Australian National Slalom Championships at Penrith.
Experienced campaigner Rosalyn Lawrence has thrown down the gauntlet to two-time Olympic medallist, Jessica Fox, in the K1 event at the Australian National Slalom Championships in Sydney.
Australia’s entire 2016 Olympic slalom squad will have their first competition of the year this week when they contest the 2017 National Championships at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium in Sydney.
2016 Rio Olympian Jordan Wood and Paralympic silver medallist Amanda Reynolds have completed incredible clean sweeps of individual medals at the opening Australian Canoeing Grand Prix in Adelaide.