Aussies win medals at canoe world champs

Australia has won a silver and a bronze medal on the opening day of the ICF Wildwater and Canoe Slalom World Championships.

Australia has won a silver and a bronze medal on the opening day of the ICF Wildwater and Canoe Slalom World Championships in Pau, France.

Two-time Olympic medallist Jessica Fox teamed up with younger sister Noemie and the experienced Ros Lawrence to win silver in the C1 teams event.

Jess Fox, Lawrence and Tasmania's Kate Eckhardt had earlier claimed bronze in the K1 teams event.

Lawrence has the busiest program of all the Australian athletes, competing in both team events on the opening day, along with individual K1 and C1 events and the extreme slalom events on the final day of the program.

"Yeah it's a heavy program with a lot of racing, but I guess you've got to be in it to win it," she said.

In other results on the opening day, the men's C1 team of Daniel Watkins, Ian Borrows and Tristan Carter finished seventh, while the men's K1 team of Lucien Delfour, Jaxon Merritt and Warwick Draper finished 17th.

Source AAP

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