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Olympic kayak champion Ken Wallace can't defend his gold medal in London but believes he's in a great position to complete some "unfinished business" and win his pet event at the 2012 Games.

Olympic kayak champion Ken Wallace can't defend his gold medal in London but believes he's in a great position to complete some "unfinished business" and win his pet event at the 2012 Games.

Favourite Fox wins gold

25 August 2010
Jessica Fox wins gold in the K1 obstacle canoe slalom at the Youth Olympic Games.

Sixteen-year-old Jessica Fox has won gold on the water in the K1 obstacle canoe slalom event.

Favourite Fox wins gold

25 August 2010
Jessica Fox wins gold in the K1 obstacle canoe slalom at the Youth Olympic Games.

Sixteen-year-old Jessica Fox has won gold on the water in the K1 obstacle canoe slalom event.

Aussie paddlers progress

24 August 2010
Scott Smith starts K1 slalom round 3.

Both Australian paddlers have progressed through to the fourth round of K1 slalom competition in style having blitzed their opposition late this afternoon.

Australian Scott Smith in the K1 canoe sprint at the YOG, August 21 2010.

Australia’s kayak/canoe team of Jessica Fox and Scott Smith got competition off to a flying start this morning but were both knocked out in the third round in the figure-eight canoe sprint at the Singapore Reservoir for the Youth Olympic Games.

Jessica Fox runs takes part in the Torch Relay for the Youth Olympic games, Singapore - Friday, August 12, 2010.

Australia’s new kayaking queen, Jessica Fox, did her country proud on Friday afternoon when she carried the Olympic Flame for part of its journey to the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

Jessica Fox runs takes part in the Torch Relay for the Youth Olympic games, Singapore - Friday, August 12, 2010.

Australia’s new kayaking queen, Jessica Fox, did her country proud on Friday afternoon when she carried the Olympic Flame for part of its journey to the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

Jessica Fox of Australia competes in women's K1 kayak single during the Australian Open World Series 2007 in Penrith. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

She may be a double junior world champion, but the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) poses a great unknown for Australian canoeist Jessica Fox.

Jessica Fox at the 2010 World Cup in La Seu d'Urgell. Credit Canoe Photography / Balint Vekassy

Talented 16-year-old Jessica Fox has been selected to carry the Youth Olympic Flame in Singapore the day before the Opening Ceremony. Fox, who will compete in canoe/kayak at the Games, is just one of three athletes from the Oceania region to be given the privilege.