Teenage kayaker Jessica Fox has pulled off Australia's best ever result in the slalom at an Olympics with a silver in the women's K1.
Fox qualified only eighth-fastest for the final, but set a blistering early benchmark with a time of 106.51 seconds at the Lee Valley White Water Centre on Thursday.
The 18-year-old then had a nervous wait as other competitors completed the tricky course.
Only Emilie Fer of France was able to better the 18-year-old with her run five competitors later, in a time of 105.90s.
It gave Fox the silver - Australia's best effort in the event - ahead of Spain's Maialen Chourraut, who took the bronze.
Robin Bell's C1 slalom claimed bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games.
Fox, whose parents share seven world championship titles between them, also struck a minor victory for her mother, who was beaten by Czech rival Stepanka Hilgertova in the same event at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Hilgertova finished fourth.