Olympian Jess Fox has continued her dominant display at the ICF World Cup 3 in Krakow, last night winning her second gold medal in as many nights, this time in the Women’s Canoe competition.

Following her golden success in the Kayak competition on Friday night, there was little room for doubt that Fox was the one to beat in the C1 final.

After winning both her initial heat and the semi-final, Fox delivered yet again in the final, finishing ahead of the rest of the field by more than three seconds despite a two second penalty, bringing her overall World Cup gold medal tally to 50.

“I’m really happy with that race, I had a good top section and just tried to build the run as I went,” said Fox.

“It’s a really challenging course and one that can be hard to feel good on, so going in I knew it would be important to just take it gate by gate.

“I attacked the course and ended up finishing with a good time despite the penalty for the touch, so I’m really pleased,” she said.

This is the ninth time that Fox has won gold in both the C1 and K1 at the same World Cup event.

“Winning the double at a World Cup is always really special and to realise I’ve done it nine times now is amazing – I think I’ll have to really try and get a tenth to make it sound even better,” said Fox.

“I’m really pleased that this is my fiftieth gold too, it’s been a fantastic start to the season and we’ll continue building now for Paris 2024,” she finished.

Fox finished ahead of Ana Satila (BRA) in second and Martina Satkova (CZE) in third.

Article and image courtesy of Paddle Australia

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