Dual Olympian Jessica Fox has picked up her first gold medal for the 2019 ICF canoe slalom World Cup season.
There was to be no denying Fox, despite two gate touches, which made the final margin in the women’s C1 much tighter.
After dominating the 2018 season, the 25-year-old struggled to find her groove in the first two World Cups but on Sunday, she made a return to the top of the podium, posting 103.06 to win the C1 gold.
It came 24 hours after Fox had been left devastated after picking up a 50 second penalty which kept her out of the K1 final.
“It’s been a hard start to the year, and yesterday I was really upset and disappointed with my race in not making the final, so I really wanted to bounce back today and show what I could do,” she said.
“There were a couple of mistakes in that run, but overall I’m super happy and super proud.
“I train to do my best, and strive for excellence in every run, and when it doesn’t happen it’s disappointing. So you do put pressure on yourself, but you have to learn. Everyone is vulnerable.”
Her C1 gold adds to her two bronze medals in both the women's K1 and C1 at the first World Cup in London.
The win also sees Fox take over the lead on the overall C1 World Cup standings.