Cora Zillich, Paddle Australia | Photography: Birke Oud
A rampant Jessica Fox smashed the best canoe slalom paddlers in the world to make it five gold medals from five World Cup starts when she won the women’s K1 final at Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 in Augsburg, Germany, on Saturday (7 July).
Fox finished an incredible six seconds ahead of Great Britain’s Mallory Franklin to give the Australian her third World Cup title in 2018.
Fox was the star of Saturday, racing down the Augsburg course in 102.10, ahead of Franklin’s 108.56. Slovenia’s Eva Tercelj picked up the bronze.
“It was great, I really attacked it and I improved on my semi-final where I wanted to,” Fox said.
“I thought after my s-gate at the finish I thought I had a 105, but to see a 102 I’m just blown away, I am so happy.
“I can’t believe it, it’s been an incredible start to the season. I know last year Ricarda (Funk) won three gold medals and I was three times second, so to get up on that stop this time is wonderful.”
RESULTS WOMEN’S K1 FINAL
- FOX Jessica (AUS) 102.10
- FRANKLIN Mallory (GBR) 108.56
- TERCELJ Eva (SLO) 108.86 (2)