Canoe star Fox collects world cup silver

By Melissa Woods
Olympic champion Jessica Fox has finished second in the C1 world cup event in France. (AAP)

Olympic canoe slalom champion Jessica Fox has been forced to settle for silver in the women's C1 world cup event in France, which also left her second in the overall standings.

Having claimed bronze in the K1 event at the Olympics earlier this year, Fox won gold in Pau on Saturday and also collected the overall title, but was edged in the canoe, which was her gold medal-winning event in Tokyo.

The 27-year-old had the fastest run of the final, but four penalty seconds saw her relegated to runner-up behind Czech paddler Tereza Fiserova.

The Australian star finished 1.45 seconds behind Fiserova, with German Elena Apel third.

With double world cup points on offer, Fox also finished four points behind 23-year-old Fiserova in the overall standings.

Fox will now turn her attention to the world championships that will be held from September 22-26 in Slovakia, where she will aim to add to her seven world titles.

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