JESS FOX IN GOOD FORM AHEAD OF RIO

Canoe Slalom / Jul 15, 2016

Jessica Fox has continued her strong form ahead of next month’s Rio Olympics, qualifying fastest for the semi-finals of the women’s U23 K1 at the World Championships in Krakow, Poland.

24-hours earlier 22-year-old Fox qualified fastest for the C1 semi-finals.

Fox is chasing her third consecutive U23 K1 title, and is the reigning Olympic silver medallist.

She finished her qualifying run in 87.28 seconds, with no penalties. 1.56 seconds ahead of the Czech Republic’s Barbora Valikova.

Fox’s sister, Noemie, also qualified for the semi-finals after finishing 11th in the K1 qualifiers, while Tasmania’s Georgie Rankin was unable to progress after finishing 14th in the second run.

The Fox sisters will contest the semi-finals of the K1 and C1 on Friday night, Australian time.

In the junior K1 Nina Mueller, Alexandria Choate and Kira Wall all missed out on progressing to the semi-finals.