After electing to skip her beloved, but non-Olympic, C1 event at last weekend’s second canoe slalom World Cup, Australia’s Jessica Fox has reinstated it in her event line-up for this weekend’s third World Cup in Pau.
Fox, who won gold in the C1 at the opening World Cup meet in Italy a fortnight ago, concentrated on the K1 in Seu last weekend and finished with the silver medal, the same result she achieved at the London 2012 Olympics.
The 22-year-old will compete in both events this weekend, as will her younger sister Noemie, who won her first ever World Cup medal when she finished third in last weekend’s C1 final.
Australia’s two other other Olympic-bound athletes will also be in action this weekend, with Ian Borrows returning in the C1, and Lucien Delfour looking to improve on his semi-final appearance at last weekend’s K1.
Rounding out the Australian team this weekend will be three-time Olympian, Warwick Draper, in the K1, along with Victoria’s Jaxon Merritt, while 18-year-old Tristan Carter will join Borrows in the C1.
In the women’s events, Georgia Rankin and Alison Borrows will join the Fox sisters in the C1, while Tasmania’s Kate Eckhardt will compete in the K1.
Racing on the Pau course in France begins on Friday night, Australian time.
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