— Published 4 August 2021

The offbeat news of the day: Jessica Fox calls for the SNCF’s help


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Social media is definitely being used for everything by athletes. Australia’s Jessica Fox, a double medallist in canoe slalom at the Tokyo Games (gold in C1, bronze in K1), used her Twitter account to call on… the SNCF for help. “Hello @SNCF, my mother took the train 9835, carriage 13 from Paris CDG to Marseille on Saturday 31/7 at 5:58pm and she forgot my Olympic victory bouquets with the Tokyo 2020 mascots. Can you help me find them?” she posted on her personal account. Born in Marseille but raised in Australia, Jessica Fox is the daughter of two famous names in slalom, Britain’s Richard Fox, ten-time world champion in K1, and France’s Myriam Jerusalmi, bronze medallist in K1 at the 1996 Atlanta Games and eight-time world champion. By Wednesday evening (Japanese time), her message had been retweeted 129 times.