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Woman, 8 months pregnant, wins Payette whitewater kayak competition

PADDLING — Emily Jackson, 23, — severely pregnant with her first child — conquered whitewater three weeks before she's due to have her water break.

Jackson, a two-time world champion from Rock Island, Tenn., won the women's freestyle whitewater kayaking title last weekend in the Payette River Games.

The event was held at Kelly's Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho.

Jackson's freestyle performance in the video above starts at 2:18 minutes.




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