Another Fox takes to the water

June 20, 2022 by AAP
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Australia’s Noemie Fox is stepping out from the shadows of her Olympic canoe champion sister Jessica, making a name for herself in the extreme slalom event.

Noemie Fox of Australia competing in the women’s K1 heats during the Oceania Championships at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium, Sydney, Friday, Feb. 24, 2011. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

The 25-year-old won silver overnight at the ICF World Cup in Poland in the discipline which will make its Olympic debut in Paris in 2024.

While older sister Jessica won gold on Saturday in her pet race, the K1 slalom, Noemie showed her talent in the extreme slalom final.

She finished second behind Martina Wegman of the Netherlands, with Ukrainian Viktoriia Us taking the bronze medal.

“This year, it’s stepped up a whole other level and the quarter-finals are feeling like a final from the get-go,” Fox said.

“So I’m taking it step by step and we’ll see what happens (for Paris 2024).

“It was definitely a battle out there. Last week in Prague, I finished fourth, and it’s good to be in the final again but get a bit of bling.”

The third ICF World Cup will be held this weekend in Slovenia.


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