France's Emilie Fer competes on her way to finishing first in the women's kayak (K1) final at Lee Valley White Water Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Canoe slalom: Fer wins women's kayak single for France
Posted : Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:40AM
WALTHAM CROSS (Reuters) - Emilie Fer of France won the gold medal in the women's kayak single final at the Lee Valley White Water on Thursday.
Fer produced a perfect run down the rapids to set a winning time of 105.90 seconds, beating Australian teenager Jessica Fox who took the silver medal, one place better than her mother Myriam achieved at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Spain's Maialen Chourraut was third.
(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Ed Osmond)
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