Tokyo 2020: Two-time Olympic medalist Jessica Fox is the favorite to win gold in canoe slalom

Two-time Olympic medalist Jessica Fox is the favorite to win gold in canoe slalom – she achieves a qualifying time three seconds faster than her nearest rival

  • Jessica Fox craves an elusive gold in her third Olympic final
  • Australia will participate in the competition on Tuesday with two golds, one silver and two bronze
  • Hoping to improve on her previous Olympic results, Miss Fox is the favorite to win
  • Fox needs a top-10 finish on Tuesday to advance to the medal race

Two-time Olympic medalist Jessica Fox is on the hunt for an elusive gold as Australian swimmers once again carry medal hopes to the pool in Tokyo.

Australia joins the competition on Tuesday with two golds, one silver and two bronzes and backstroke player Kaylee McKeown and Fox expect to deliver more.

World record holder McKeown is favorite for her 100m backstroke final and teammate Mitch Larkin hopes to end up in the 100m backstroke as well.

Newly crowned Olympic 400m freestyle champion Ariarne Titmus competes in a 200m freestyle heat as Fox reaches the Kasai Canoe Slalom Center for the decisive K1 rounds.

Two-time Olympic medalist Jessica Fox searches for an elusive gold as Australian swimmers once again carry medal expectations in Tokyo’s pool

A three-time K1 world champion, Fox is not yet at the top of an Olympic podium, taking silver in London in 2012 and bronze in Rio four years later.

The 27-year-old enters the semi-finals as a raging favorite after a qualifying time of 98.46 seconds, about three seconds faster than her closest rival, Germany’s Ricarda Funk.

Fox needs a top-10 finish to advance to the medal race.

In table tennis, Jian Fang Lay saves her best for last, marching to the third round of the women’s event in her record-matching sixth Olympics.

Fang Lay upset Poland’s 28th seed Li Qian in a six-game battle on Monday, with the 48-year-old facing Germany’s 12th seed Han Ying, a quarter-finalist in 2016, on Tuesday.

Fang Lay is one win away from setting a new benchmark for her best ever Games, having already matched a third-round performance in Rio.

The 27-year-old enters the semi-finals as a raging favorite after a qualifying time of 98.46 seconds, some three seconds faster than her closest rival, Germany's Ricarda Funk

The 27-year-old enters the semi-finals as a raging favorite after a qualifying time of 98.46 seconds, some three seconds faster than her closest rival, Germany’s Ricarda Funk

Ash Gentle leads the Australian charge in early action in the triathlon, while Sally Fitzgibbons and Owen Wright will be flying the flag in the surfing quarter-finals on Tsurigasaki Beach.

Canberra’s Rebecca McConnell competes in women’s cross-country mountain biking.

In team events, the Kookaburras meet Argentina in men’s hockey, while the Aussie Sharks have a crunch water polo encounter with Croatia.

The Opals begin their Olympic campaign against Belgium, while the Matildas try to recover from their loss to Sweden against the US.

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