Tokyo Olympics 2020 has been an adventurous ride till now and recently, Australian slalom canoeist Jessica Fox recently won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics and that was because she used a condom to repair her kayak.

The Video Which Went Viral

Earlier this week, before Ms Fox won her first Olympic gold medal in the women’s C1 canoe slalom and bronze in the canoe slalom K1 final, she was filmed fixing her kayak with a condom. A video shared by the athlete on TikTok shows her carefully sliding the condom over the front of her kayak.

Jessica Fox captioned her now-viral TikTok video, “Bet you never knew condoms. It could be used for kayak repairs.” In the clip, a person is first seen applying a carbon mixture to the front of the vessel. Then, the condom is used to secure the mixture.

The TikTok video has also made its way to other social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

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Netizen’s Reaction on The Video

As soon as the video went viral, netizens started commenting under the video. A user commented that, “Engineer’s mind. Bravo!”. Another user commented that, “You learn something new every day,” while several people dropped laughing face emojis in the comments section.

Another user quoted a comment and said that, “Brilliant! 🙌❤️..way to go. Finally the XL to real use :)..Congrats on the win.”

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Jessica’s Posts Dedicated to Her Victory

She shared her victory on her Instagram handle, where she posted 2 pictures consecutively. The first picture which she posted after the win stated in the caption that, “Bronze, I went through all the emotions today! Proud to win an Olympic bronze medal. It wasn’t the perfect run I was chasing, but I really fought hard and gave it everything so I’m lucky and grateful to be on the podium and cherishing this third Olympic medal.” She further thanked her crew and also congratulated her competitors too.

Check the post here:


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In the second post which she posted she can be seen raising the flag of her country behind her back and with a big shiny smile. She captions the image by saying that, “Olympic Champion! We did it 🥇 Thank you for screaming at the TV – I felt the love, the energy, the good vibes when I needed them most! Angelos Zymaras.”

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Arrangement of Condoms Inside Olympic Village

Tokyo organisers planned to hand out 60,000 condoms, but encouraged athletes to use them at home, rather than the Village.

The organising committee told AFP that, “The distributed condoms are not meant to be used at the Olympic Village, Instead they are supposed to be “brought back by athletes to their respective home countries and to help them support the campaign to raise awareness (about HIV/AIDS)”.

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