‘As good as sport gets’: Tokyo Chef de Mission reacts to Jess Fox’s first Olympic gold
Olympic paddling superstar Jess Fox has finally achieved her first gold medal, taking out the title in the C-1 canoe slalom.
After placing third in the K-1 slalom yesterday, Fox has finally completed her medal set, achieving a lifelong dream.
Tokyo Olympics Australian Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman told Jim Wilson he’s “absolutely delighted” for Fox and her family.
“You could not ask to meet a nicer person.
“She carries a huge amount of expectation of herself, and … of a nation, really, because everyone wanted her to win.
“To get that monkey off her back, to produce the win that matters most is just as good as sport gets.”
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