Richard Fox - British / Australian

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Member of the World Paddle Awards Academy

Richard Fox is one of the greatest athletes in kayak slalom history.

As an athlete for Great Britain, Richard was 10-time World Champion (5 x K1M individual, 5 x K1M team) between 1979 and 1993. Richard won the then equivalent of the European Championship 4 times and was overall World Cup Series Winner 3 times. He competed at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics on the course at Seu D'Urgell finishing fourth.

Richard is also one of the most respected individuals in canoeing for his 25-year plus contribution to the sport not only as an athlete but for everything he has achieved as a coach, club-founder, manager and federation administrator.

In 1998 Richard emigrated from the UK to Australia to become Head Coach for Australian Canoeing. Richard was then elected as International Canoe Federation (ICF) Vice President serving out a FOUR-year term, he was then appointed as Performance Director for Australian Canoeing.

Throughout his career, Richard has been campaigning to get women's canoeing into the Olympic programme.

Richard's family is also one of the most well-known in slalom; his wife Miriam Jerusalmi-Fox is 8-time World Champion in K1W (individual and team) who took bronze at the 1996 Olympics, his daughter Jessica Fox is the Australian paddling sensation in kayak and canoe who became 2013 double World Champion in C1W (individual and team) as well as overall World Cup Series Winner in the same year, she won silver at her first Olympics at London 2012, his other daughter Noemi Fox is the promising slalom athlete who won the Australian Youth Olympics in K1W also in 2013.

Richard has also been one of the major players in developing the Sportscene and World Paddle Awards platforms from brainchild to implementation.

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