Jessica Fox

Jessica Fox

Canoe/Kayak - Slalom Schedule & Results

(Local) / 03:00 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Kayak (K1) Women Final

102.49 (3rd)


Maialen Chourraut (ESP)
Luuka Jones (NZL)
Jessica Fox (AUS)

(Local) / 01:15 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Kayak (K1) Women Semi-final

104.50 (5th)


(Local) / 03:00 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Kayak (K1) Women Heats 2nd Run

99.51 (2nd)


(Local) / 01:10 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Kayak (K1) Women Heats 1st Run

107.88 (8th)


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Athlete Biography

Jessica Fox will be aiming for her second Olympic medal after securing the single K1 canoe slalom spot for the 2016 Rio Games with her victory in the second Australian nomination trial at the Oceania Championships in Penrith, in February 2016.

In her debut Olympics, Fox produced one of the surprises of the 2012 London Games as the 18-year-old paddled to silver in the K1 event, outgunning all but one of her more experienced rivals.

Having parents who were both involved in the sport, Jess Fox grew up by the river. She competed in swimming before she started paddling at age 11 as rehabilitation after breaking her arm.

Her parents are both Olympians. Her father, Richard, competed for Great Britain in the K1 at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, finishing fourth and was a 5-time World Champion. He has been head coach and section manager for the Australian canoe/kayak team. Her mother, Myriam, competed for France at the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, winning bronze in Atlanta in the K1. She was a 2-time World Champion and was a slalom coach at the 2004 and 2008 Games for Australia. A love for the water runs in the family as she competed against her younger sister, Noemie Fox, for the single elusive K1 Olympic spot.

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Olympic Information

  • 2012 London - 2nd (K1)
  • Singapore 2010 - 1st (K1)

Recent Performances

  • 2nd (K1) – 2016 Oceania Championships (Penrith, Australia)
  • 13th (K1) – 2016 Australian Open (Penrith, Australia)
  • 4th (K1) – 2015 ICF World Championships (London, Great Britain)
  • 1st (K1) – 2015 ICF U23 World Championships (Foz do Iguassu, Brazil)
  • 1st (K1) – 2015 National Championships (Eildon, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Double World Champion (k1/c1) in Deep Creek USA 2014
  • Olympic Silver medallist 2012 in London
  • 4th place K1 and World Champion C1 at the 2015 World Championships in London

Education

  • Primary
    Leonay Public School & Glenbrook Primary School (NSW, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Blaxland High School (NSW, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor Social Science (Psychology) - Swinburne online 2013- present

Training

  • Coach
    Myriam Fox (2009 - current)
  • Institute/Academy
    NSWIS / AIS
  • Primary Training Base
    Penrith, Australia

Q&A

Favourite food
Mango and chocolate
Favourite holiday destination
Marseille in france, New York
Star Sign
Gemini
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Slalom skiing or equestrian
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Tony Estanguet - triple Olympic Champion in London