Fox double sends warning to Olympic rivals

The NSW Institute of Sport’s Jessica Fox has sent out a warning to her Olympic rivals with an impressive double at the Under 23 Canoe Slalom World Championships in Krakow, Poland. Fox, who won silver in the K1 at the London Olympics in 2012, won her third consecutive U/23 K1 title on Sunday, blitzing her rivals to win by more than three seconds.

Olympic training facility for regional NSW

In what is an exciting development for the NSWIS’ Freestyle Moguls program, the 2016-17 NSW Budget will see $5.9 million allocated for a world class International Ski Jump Ramp and high performance centre to be built at Lennox Head in northern NSW. The facility to be based at Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre will feature an Olympic sized swimming pool and water jump ramp.

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Consistency key as Swifts book Finals berth

The NSW Swifts have bounced back in emphatic form to overcome a spirited Adelaide Thunderbirds, 67-53, in Round 12 action at Titanium Security Arena. In what was a thrilling 60-minute contest, the Swifts put together a solid team performance to take the two points; however, Head Coach Rob Wright says while better than their Round 11 loss, there’s still plenty room for improvement. “I thought we were better than last week.

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Erik Horrie

In 2012, Erik Horrie experienced an inspiring and eventful Games campaign at his first Paralympic Games in London. With his partner due to have a baby and a Paralympic medal on his mind, he suffered a seizure the day after his first heat which saw him admitted to hospital. Erik’s dogged determination saw him overcome this setback to make the final, where he remarkably won silver.

Horrie made the transition from wheelchair basketball to rowing in 2011 where he has gone on to become one of the most respected para rowers in the world. In 2013, Horrie won gold at the world championships and broke the world record by an enormous 10.5 seconds and in 2014 he was voted International World Rower of the Year by the international governing body, FISA.

  • Sport Para Rowing
  • Age 36
  • Greatest result so far Gold in the 2015 World Rowing Championships in France.
  • Year at NSWIS 5

Jessica Fox

At 18 years of age, and after winning numerous junior world championship titles, Jessica Fox produced one of the surprising performances of the 2012 London Games to win silver in the women’s K1.

Having won the second Australian nomination trial at the Oceania Championships in 2016, Fox has now emerged as one of Australia’s gold medal favourites in Rio.

  • Sport Canoe Slalom
  • Age 22
  • Greatest result so far Gold at the 2015 World Championships in London (C1)
  • Year at NSWIS 7

Ashlee Ankudinoff

After just missing out on selection for the London 2012 Olympic Games, Ashlee Ankudinoff’s determination to realise her Olympic dream has paid off with the Sydney cyclist to make her Olympic debut in Rio in the women’s team pursuit. A dual junior World Champion in 2008, Ankudinoff progressed to the elite ranks where she claimed bronze at the 2009 World Championships before claiming Australia’s first ever women’s team pursuit world title in 2010.

A silver and bronze at the 2013 and 2014 World Championships was followed by a history making performance in 2015. Ankudinoff lined up alongside teammates Melissa Hoskins, Annette Edmondson and Amy Cure in the team pursuit where the quartet won gold and broke the world record to end Britain’s four-year dominance of the event.

  • Sport Cycling
  • Age 25
  • Greatest result so far Becoming World Team Pursuit World Champion and World Record Holder in France.
  • Year at NSWIS 9

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