“After each weekend I was telling myself ‘wow, it’s going to be really hard to back that up’. It’s just been an amazing season, my best season ever," Fox told ICF media.

“I’m just really happy to be on the podium again, I’m really happy with my run except for the last two gates and the finish line.

“To be on the podium like this, and be consistent, I think that’s what is important,” she said.

It may have felt like a winters day in Slovenia rather than a beautiful summer but Austria’s Corinna Kuhnle delivered the run that finally snapped the historic dominance of Fox.

The 24-year-old Australian had been unbeaten in both the K1 and C1 after three ICF World Cups this year.

She qualified fastest for the final but Kuhnle sheer determination to beat Fox saw her pull out a clean time of 107.94 with Fox second in 109.01.

“I think everyone came here wanting to beat Jess, she’s the one that’s being chased and that’s what I wanted to do,” Kuhnle said. 

Fox was set to defend her C1 golds later this evening AEST but unfortunately, the ICF and Canoe Federation of Slovenia announced the cancellation the events due to torrential rain with the expected water flow from surrounding mountains to raise the water levels.

This means the World Cup rankings will now be based on the results of Friday's heats of the men's K1 and the women's C1. 

Fox finished the women's C1 heat one in first place ahead of fellow Australian Rosalyn Lawrence.

The World Cup Final will take place next weekend (September 7-9) in Spain.