Fox in battle with German rival for kayaking gold

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It was a comfy commencement to Jess Fox's Olympic run today, posting the second-fastest clip successful the heats of the women's kayak slalom.

A clip of 104.05sec was bully capable for 2nd down Germany's Ricarda Funk, who clocked 101.90s astatine the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre.

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Jessica Fox successful enactment astatine the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty)

The archetypal circular was ever world for Fox barring an implicit disaster, with 24 of the 27 fastest qualifying for Tuesday's semi-final, and the apical 10 from determination racing disconnected for gold.

She'll get different vigor tally aboriginal this evening, but is already safely through.

Fox was almighty successful a cleanable run, not banking immoderate punishment clip arsenic she didn't deed immoderate gates.

The 27-year-old is aiming to triumph her archetypal Olympic golden medal aft claiming metallic successful London successful 2012 and bronze astatine Rio 2016.

Both of Fox's parents competed successful canoe slalom astatine the Olympics.

Her parent Myriam - who is besides her manager - won bronze successful the K1 for France astatine the 1996 Olympics successful Atlanta, portion her begetter Richard represented Great Britain astatine the 1992 Olympics successful Barcelona.

Fox has won aggregate satellite titles successful the C1 slalom event, which has been added to the Olympic programme for the archetypal clip successful Tokyo.

- with Matt Bungard

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