Jessica Fox is a four-time Olympic medallist, 12-time world champion and hailed as the greatest individual paddler of all time.

The NSWIS scholarship holder amassed numerous junior world championship titles before announcing herself on the world stage at the London 2012 Olympic Games. At just 18-years-old, Jess produced one of the meet’s surprising performances to take silver in the women’s K1 event. The result made her the youngest woman to ever medal in canoe slalom at the Olympics.

In 2013, Jess won her first senior individual world title (women’s C1), before claiming the C1/K1 double in 2014. Next came a third C1 world title in 2015, which was then followed by a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the women’s K1.

At the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, Jess won two gold medals to become the most accomplished individual paddler of all time. In the following year’s championships event, Jess won silver in both her individual events before teaming up with sister Noemie Fox and Rosalyn Lawrence to take gold in the women’s C1 team.

At the 2021 World Championships, Jess won gold in the extreme slalom event. A year later she won 100% of Australian team medals at the 2022 World Championships, defending her extreme kayak world championship gold and winning silver medals in the women’s K1 and women’s C1.  

In August 2022 she was crowned the overall Canoe Slalom K1 World Cup after winning all four world cup gold medals in the women’s K1. She also won a world cup gold medal in the women’s extreme event, which will be included for the first time at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and a bronze medal in the women’s C1.

Jessica Fox’s major results:

Olympic Games

  • Gold: Women’s C1 (Tokyo 2020)
  • Silver: Women’s K1 (London 2012)
  • Bronze: Women’s K1 (Rio 2016), Women’s K1 (Tokyo 2020)

ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

  • 2011, 2013, 2015, 2019 Women’s C1 Team World Champion
  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 Women’s C1 World Champion
  • 2014, 2017, 2018 Women’s K1 World Champion

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