Cheers and wahoos right around Australia this evening, after Jess Fox finally bagged that elusive gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
It’s Jess’ third Olympics event, where she has always competed in the women’s canoe slalom K1.
Earlier in the week, she took home the bronze for that event, devastated to have missed gold for the third time.
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However, this is the first year that the women’s canoe slalom C1 event has been held, which Jess was also competing in.
She posted the fastest qualifying time and raced last in the final this evening.
She beat the fastest time by 3.64 seconds to win the event with a time of 105.04.
Fox jumped up and down on the podium as she finally collected the gold medal.
Her dad, Richard Fox, watched on from the Channel 7 studios, where he’d been commentating the whole event.
He dropped a few tears after the final race once he knew his job had been done.
“She’s an incredible paddler, and incredible person … wow.”
Australia now has eight gold medals, two silver and ten bronze.