JESSICA FOX (Australia) - Nominee for the 2017 Sportswoman of the Year Award.
- Born: 11/06/1994, sport(s): canoe slalom (C1W, K1W), canoe sprint (K1), represents: Australia
- Olympic silver and bronze medalist - 2012, 2016.
- Triple C1W World Champion – 2013, 2014, 2015
- Double K1W World Champion – 2014, 2017
- Overall World Cup winner C1W – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
- U23 World Champion K1W – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- U23 World Champion C1W – 2013, 2014, 2016
- Junior World Champion K1W and C1W – 2010, 2012
The most decorated female athlete on the international circuit, Australia’s Jessica Fox has written numerous pages in the history book of Canoe Slalom.
In 2014, Fox became the first woman to win both the C1W and K1W at a World Championships. In 2015, Fox moved to number one in both the K1W and C1W world rankings. This impressive performance was backed up later in the year at the World Championships when she won her third C1W title in a row, becoming the first woman to do so in either discipline.
The 23-year-old has stood on the podium at two consecutive Olympics in the K1W event, claiming a silver at the London 2012 Games and then a bronze four years later in Rio.
At this year’s World Championships in Pau, the Red Bull athlete was left gutted after a disappointing performance ended her consecutive run of C1W World Championship titles. Fox showed incredible resilience when she bounced back the following day, producing a sensational run that claimed the K1W World Championship title by more than four seconds and established her as the first woman to win five world championship titles.
Off the water, the young athlete has an impressive list of achievements. This year, Jess was a contestant on Seven Network’s television show Hell’s Kitchen; raising funds for her chosen charity, Lifestart. She is an ambassador for New South Wales Department of Education Premier’s Sporting Challenge, visiting schools to talk about nutrition and sport. In 2014, Jess was also named the Young Ambassador for the Australian Youth Olympic Team at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. She was presented with the 2013 Female Athlete of the Year award by the New South Wales Institute of Sports [NSWIS] in Australia and was named the 2014 Athlete of the Year at the Australian Institute of Sport [AIS] Sport Performance Awards.
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