Olympic silver medallist Jessica Fox is closing in on another double triumph at a major international event by qualifying fastest in both the C1 and K1 semi-finals at the U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships in Krakow, Poland.
Fox, who is chasing a third consecutive U23 K1 title, and a third overall U23 C1 title, produced perfect runs in both her semi-finals.
She finished 1.69 seconds ahead of the Czech Republic’s Karolina Galuskova in the K1 semi, and 0.86 seconds ahead of Spain’s Miren Lazkano in the non-Olympic C1 event.
In further good news for Australia, Fox’s younger sister, Noemie, also qualified for both finals after finishing ninth in the K1 semi-finals and fourth in the C1.
And Tasmania’s Daniel Watkins has emerged as a strong medal prospect in the men’s U23 K1, after qualifying fourth fastest for this weekend’s final.
Watkins picked up four seconds in penalties, but still finished just 2.70 seconds behind fast qualifier, Slovakia’s Jakub Grigar.
The top three qualifiers ahead of Watkins all posted error-free runs.
In the junior event, Victoria’s Tristan Carter is into the C1 final after finishing the semi-finals in ninth position.
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