How a condom fixed Fox's Olympic campaign

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Olympian Jess Fox has revealed an unorthodox method of on-the-fly kayak repairs astatine the Tokyo Games.

The bronze medallist posted a video connected her Instagram relationship of a condom being utilized to clasp c filler successful spot connected the extremity of her vessel.

"Bet you ne'er knew condoms could beryllium utilized for kayak repairs," the 27-year-old wrote.

Fox finished 3rd successful the K-1 event, with a heartbreaking clip punishment costing her the gold.

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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 27: Jessica Fox of Team Australia during the Women's Slalom K-1 Semi-Final connected Day 4 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games astatine Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre connected July 27, 2021 successful Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Pete Dovgan/Speed Media/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

After finishing 2nd and 3rd successful the past 2 Olympics and with the fastest clip successful the semi-final, she needed to bushed the clip of 105.50 acceptable by Germany's Ricarda Funk to triumph gold.

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 connected the precise past one. Had she avoided either of those penalties the golden medal would person been hers.

Fox volition person the accidental to triumph golden again nevertheless erstwhile she's backmost successful enactment earlier 5pm (AEST) connected Thursday successful the semis and last of the C-1, aft posting the fifth-fastest clip successful the heats.

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