Fox comfortably through to Slalom final

Published 12 August 2016 (AEDT)

Jessica Fox of Australia competes during the Women's Kayak Slalom (K1) heats on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Whitewater Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. © 2016 Getty Images

CANOE-SLALOM: Jessica Fox has qualified comfortably through to the final of the women’s slalom at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The London 2012 Olympic silver medallist qualified fifth from the 15-strong semi-final with the top 10 paddling for gold.

The 22-year-old, from Penrith in Sydney’s west, paddled clean for a time of 104.50. She was 2.96 seconds behind fastest qualifier Corinna Kuhnle form Austria.

Czech Republic World Champion Katerina Kudejova qualified as fourth fastest and all the top contenders qualified through.

Times are cleared for the final and Fox will be the sixth paddler down the 24-gate course.

The gates are moving in the windy conditions at the Whitewater Stadium in Deodoro.

The final will start at 1500 local time (0400 AEST).

Andrew Reid

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