Fox on track

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London bound local Jessica Fox showed positive signs leading into next month’s Olympic Games after she finished sixth in the women’s K1 during a recent Slalom event in Spain.

The third and final ICF Slalom World Cup prior to London concluded in La Seu d’Urgell, Spain after three days of exciting action down the Parc Olímpic del Segre course.

18-year-old New South Wales Institute of Sport paddler and Leonay girl, Fox, continued her fine build-up to London with her third consecutive finals appearance, finishing in sixth place in the women’s K1 event.

Three gate touches proved costly for the Oceania Championship silver medallist, relegating her from second place to sixth on the time sheet. Despite not finishing on the podium, Fox was still pleased with her efforts as she surges to London.

“In Pau I was eighth and in Cardiff I was seventh, so I guess I have improved a little bit in finishing in sixth place here in Spain,” she said.

“While I had too many mistakes at this event, I am actually happy that I was fast enough to make a podium if I was clean during my runs.”

Fox will return to Pau, France for a few days to relax, before the first-time Olympian focuses on London.

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