NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder Jessica Fox has claimed her eighth world cup season title at the weekend after taking home gold, silver and bronze at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup final in France.
The world number one, who recently claimed bronze and gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, competed in the K1, C1 and non-Olympic extreme slalom events and won gold, silver and bronze respectively.
Her performances at the event saw her secure the K1 World Cup season crown, while finishing in second overall in the C1 ICF World Cup season standings.
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These results take her total season wins to eight, with five C1 season wins and three K1 season wins.
WORLD CUP CHAMPION I Jessica Fox has finished the 2021 canoe slalom world cup season in style, winning not only GOLD🥇 on Saturday in Pau but also taking out the overall world cup series title 🏆.
WATCH Jess winning run at the final in France 👇👇👇
— Paddle Australia (@paddle_aus) September 11, 2021
— AUS Olympic Team (@AUSOlympicTeam) September 13, 2021
Fox spoke after the event and discussed her performance in the event.
“It is an amazing feeling to come out here today, to have some spectators. We haven’t had them all season, it was really special to be racing. And to win … I am thrilled,” Fox said.
“The whole bottom section was really challenging, it’s where I made a mistake on that run, so I really gave everything I had. I had no arms left at the finish. I couldn’t even see the time at the finish line.”
Fellow NSWIS athletes Lucien Delfour and Noemie Fox also competed in the finals, with Delfour placing 38th in the Men’s K1 and 11th in the extreme slalom and Noemie Fox finishing in 18th in the Women’s C1, 46th in the K1 and 20th in the extreme slalom.