Tokyo Olympics updates: Jess Fox claims bronze medal in women’s slalom K-1 final

Australia’s Jess Fox has claimed a bronze medal in the women’s canoe slalom K1 at the Tokyo Olympics after falling short of winning gold because of two time penalties.

Fox, who was the last of 10 paddlers to make a run in the final after topping qualifying in the semi-finals, picked up four seconds worth of penalties to finish with a time of 106.73 seconds.

She had the fastest run of the final — 102.73 — but with the inclusion of the time penalties she finished just 1.23 seconds behind German gold medallist Ricarda Funk, who enjoyed a clean run.

Spain’s defending champion Maialen Chorraut — like Funk — did not incur time penalties to take silver, 0.10 ahead of Fox.

Fox, who was the gold-medal favourite in the Tokyo final, had previously won Olympic silver (2012) and bronze (2016) in the event.

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