Devastating penalty costs Fox Olympic gold

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Seven-time satellite champion Jess Fox has erstwhile again been denied an Olympic golden medal, finishing 3rd successful the women's K1 slalom astatine the Tokyo Games.

After winning metallic astatine London 2012 and bronze astatine Rio 2016, the 27-year-old Fox seemed acceptable to yet fulfil her destiny and basal connected the apical measurement of the podium.

Having acceptable the fastest clip successful the semi finals, Fox was the past of the 10 competitors to instrumentality to the people successful the final, needing to bushed the clip of 105.50 acceptable by Germany's Ricarda Funk.

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Despite finishing the people successful 102.73, the fastest of immoderate of the finalists, she picked up 4 punishment seconds for touching 2 of the gates, including the precise past one. Had she avoided either of those penalties the golden medal would person been hers.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 27: Jessica Fox of Team Australia reacts aft her tally successful the Women's Kayak Slalom Final connected time 4 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games astatine Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre connected July 27, 2021 successful Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty)

Speaking earlier the Games began, Fox admitted the deficiency of an Olympic golden medal was what drove her on.

"It's what keeps the occurrence burning," she said.

Fox present has to absorption connected the heats of the C1 slalom that statesman tomorrow.

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