Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australian Athlete Jessica Fox Uses Condoms To Fix Damaged Kayak; Watch Video

Jessica Fox Uses Condoms To Fix Damaged Kayak: Have you ever wondered how the world’s top athletes repair their expensive equipment if it gets damaged? Well, when it comes to kayaking, a bit of latex can do the trick. Have a look for yourself:

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australian Athlete Jessica Fox Uses Condoms To Fix Damaged Kayak
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australian Athlete Jessica Fox Uses Condoms To Fix Damaged Kayak

Jessica Fox, an Australian athlete, who began competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, won gold in the first ever women’s #canoe slalom, adding to a kayak slalom bronze earlier this week. The 27-year-old revealed that she has been using condoms to plaster over her bumps and scrapes. 

A video, posted on TikTok, shows a man moulding some kind of black putty around the damaged nose of her vessel. 


Australian Athlete Jessica Fox Uses Condoms To Fix Damaged Kayak, Watch

After that, he takes a condom out and stretches it out and places it over the nose to secure the putty that has been applied to the equipment. 

The three-time world champion said added that the weather in Japan had made it very difficult out on the water for her. She said: “It is like a bath. It is like paddling in bathwater. It is beautiful, it is an amazing venue, but the water is really quite warm, so it is all about the ice baths and the ice towels and as much ice as possible.”

“I mean it gets pretty warm in Penrith in Australia, but this is the warmest by far, for me,” she added.


Recently, there was buzz about how the beds provided to the athletes in the Olympic village were ‘anti-sex’ since they were made of recycled cardboard and would break at any movement. The beds, installed by the International Olympic Committee were targeted after US runner Paul Chelimo had tweeted, ‘Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard, this is aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes. Beds will be able to withstand the weight of a single person to avoid situations beyond sports.’

However, this rumour was debunked by Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan who claimed that this was ‘fake news’ and demonstrated the bed’s durability by jumping up and down on it. 


The 21-year-old athlete shared a video of him doing the same on Twitter with the caption, ‘In today’s episode of fake news at the Olympic Games, the beds are meant to be ‘anti-sex’. They’re made out of cardboard, yes. But apparently they’re meant to break at any sudden movements.’


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