Australia’s Lucien Delfour and Jessica Fox will both be looking to consolidate their sold pre-Olympic canoe slalom form when they compete in the second World Cup in Seu, Spain this weekend.
Delfour finished fourth on the same course when he competed in the Pyrenees Cup in April, a gate touch keeping him out of the medals.
And Fox will be looking to build on the silver medal she won in the K1 at the opening World Cup in Italy one week ago.
Fox will start a red-hot favourite in the the non-Olympic C1, after winning gold at last weekend’s World Cup opener.
Delfour will make his Olympics debut in Rio, while Fox will make her second appearance after winning silver in London in 2012.
Also competing in Seu this weekend will be three-time Olympian, Warwick Draper (K1), and Victorian Jaxon Merritt, who was pipped for Olympic selection by Delfour earlier this year.
In the women’s event, Noemie Fox will be looking for the form that earned her a K1 silver medal in the Pyrenees Cup. Fox, like her sister Jessica, will compete in the K1 and C1 this weekend.
Some of Australia’s most exciting young paddlers will join the Fox sisters in Seu, with 21-year-old Georgia Rankin competing in the K1, and 18-year-old Kate Eckhardt and 23-year-old Alison Borrows competing in the C1.
Racing starts on Friday night Australian time, with details available on the official event webpage.
Follow all the results on the Australian Sprint Slalom Team Facebook page