"I'm really happy, I didn't have a great start in the qualifications because I was a bit messy and too cautious but to make the final and attack it more," she said.

"I'm pleased and quite surprised to take the win again," Fox said.

The artificial course in Krakow, Poland did cause some issues for the dual Olympian, as she finished 17th in her heat after having two penalties. 

“The gates that were set today were quite hard, and some of them not really using the water, so it was really physical and you had to keep it together the whole way down," Fox said.

Fox will now need to refocus on her next event the women's C1 semi-finals, where she won gold in Slovenia last weekend.

"I think there will be similar options to just keep it safe and tidy, step by step and hopefully make the final," she said.

Younger sister Noemie Fox and fellow Aussie Rosalyn Lawrence also both qualified for the semi-finals.