Jessica Fox

National Teams: Olympic / Senior

DOB: 11/06/1994
Hometown: Leonay, NSW
Institute/Academy: NSWIS
Club: Penrith Valley Canoeing
Junior Club: Marseille Mazargues Canoe Kayak
Coach: Myriam Fox
Education: Bachelor degree
Nickname: Jess, Foxie

Started paddling age: born in a kayak
Started canoe slalom age: 11

  • How did you get involved in the sport / canoe slalom? Marseille as a kid – My Papi (Grandpa) ran a kayak club in Marseille, Mum was a paddler, Dad was a paddler. Then they became coaches and we moved to Australia in 1998. As an 11 year old I started again in Penrith and enjoyed going on the whitewater.
  • What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far? London and Rio Olympic Games and the 2018 season winning the double world title and double world cup.
  • Greatest influence on your career? My parents and papa.
  • Personal Achievements (non-sport)? Getting a great score in my high school certificate (dux of school and top of the state in a subject), completing a bachelor degree at uni and looking at further study in 2020 or 2021, maintaining friendships & relationship while travelling 6 months of the year! Meeting lots of dogs. Recently raising funds for the fires through Christmas cards.
  • What keeps you busy outside of paddling? Media/sponsor commitments, personal projects, finding dogs to pat and cleaning my room.
  • Greatest influence on your career? My parents.
  • Who inspires you?Anna Meares, Lydia Lassila, Layne Beachley, Tony Estanguet
  • Favourite sporting moment? Being in the Olympic Athletics stadium in London 2012 and seeing Usain Bolt as well as the night 3 british gold medals were won – it was electric!
  • Favourite Australian personality? Zoe Foster Blake (& her whole family).
  • What keeps you busy outside of paddling? Media/sponsor commitments, personal projects, finding dogs to pat and cleaning my room.
  • On your day off… I’ll catch up with friends for a coffee, go to the beach, or have some media/sponsor commitments to do.
  • How would your best friend describe you? Kind, fun, driven and slightly dog obsessed.
  • What scares you the most? Snakes
  • Superstitions before a race? It’s not really a superstition, but I always plait my hair.
  • Favourite place to paddle? Home. But love the London Lee Valley course.
  • Favourite song to paddle to? Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen).
  • Favourite holiday destination? The beach or mountains. 
  • Fun fact about you? I like to paint.. speak fluent French.. make a mean chocolate fondant

Instagram: @jessfox94
Facebook: @jessfox.canoeslalom
Website: Jess Fox Blog


International Results

2020
1st K1 Australian Open – Sydney International Whitewater Festival, Penrith, Australia
1st C1 Australian Open,- Sydney International Whitewater Festival, Penrith, Australia
1st K1 Oceania Canoe Slalom Championships, Auckland, New Zealand
1st C1 Oceania Canoe Slalom Championships, Auckland, New Zealand

2019
2nd K1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, La Seu, Spain
2nd C1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, La Seu, Spain
1st C1 Team ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, La Seu, Spain

1st K1 Overall ICF World Cup Standings
1st C1 Overall ICF World Cup Standings

1st K1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5, Prague, Czech Republic
1st C1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5, Prague, Czech Republic

2nd K1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4, Markklenberg, Germany
3rd C1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4, Markklenberg, Germany

27th K1ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3, Tacen, Slovenia
1st C1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3, Tacen, Slovenia

6th K1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2, Bratislava, Slovakia
11th C1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2, Bratislava, Slovakia

3rd K1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1, Lee Valley, UK
3rd C1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1, Lee Valley, UK

2018
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Rio de Janeiro, BRA)
1st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Rio de Janeiro, BRA)

6th C1 Teams – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Rio de Janeiro, BRA)
7th K1 Teams – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Rio de Janeiro, BRA)

1st 2018 K1 Overall World Cup Standings
1st 2018 C1 Overall World Cup Standings

1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5 – Final (La Seu d’Urgell, ESP)
10th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5 – Final (La Seu d’Urgell, ESP)

1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 (Tacen, SLO)
2nd K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 (Tacen, SLO)

1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (Augsburg, GER)
1st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (Augsburg, GER)

1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (Krakow, POL)
1st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (Krakow, POL)

1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK)
1st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK)

2017
6th C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Pau, FRA)
2nd C1 Teams – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Pau, FRA)
1st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Pau, FRA)
3rd K1 Teams – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Pau, FRA)
10th C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Bratislava, SVK)
1st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Bratislava, SVK)
24th C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Prague, CZE)
10th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Prague, CZE)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (Augsburg, GER)
11th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (Augsburg, GER)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (Markkleeberg, GER)
2nd K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (Markkleeberg, GER)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 (Ivrea, ITA)
1nd K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 (Ivrea, ITA)
2nd C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5 (La Seu d’Urgell, ESP)
2nd K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5 (La Seu d’Urgell, ESP)

2016
3rd K1 – Olympic Games (Rio de Janieor, BRA)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Krakow, POL)
14th C1 Teams – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Krakow, POL)
1st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Krakow, POL)
3rd K1 Teams – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Krakow, POL)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Ivrea, ITA)
2nd K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Ivrea, ITA)
2nd K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (La Seu, ESP)
2nd C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (Pau, FRA)
10th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (Pau, FRA)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 (Prague, CZE)
17th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 (Prague, CZE)
2nd C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5 (Tacen, SLO)
1st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5 (Tacen, SLO)

2015
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (London, GBR)
4th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (London, GBR)
5th C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Foz do Iguassu, BRA)
1st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Foz do Iguassu, BRA)
2nd K1 Teams – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Foz do Iguassu, BRA)
2nd C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Prague, CZE)
2nd K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Prague, CZE)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (Krakow, POL)
29th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (Krakow, POL)
8th C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK)
9th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 (La Seu d’Urgell, ESP)
5th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 (La Seu d’Urgell, ESP)
2nd C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5 (Pau, FRA)
2nd K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5 (Pau, FRA)

2014
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Deep Creek, USA)
1st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Deep Creek, USA)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Penrith, NSW)
4th C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (London, GBR)
3rd K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (London, GBR)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (Tacen, SLO)
9th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (Tacen, SLO)
8th C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (Prague, CZE)
5th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (Prague, CZE)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 (La Seu d’Urgell, ESP)
9th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 (La Seu d’Urgell, ESP)

2013
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Prague, CZE)
1st C1 Team – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Prague, CZE)
18th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Prague, CZE)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK)
18th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK)
3rd C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Cardiff, WAL)
5th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Cardiff, WAL)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (Augsburg, GER)
12th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (Augsburg, GER)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (La Seu d’Urgell, ESP)
10th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (La Seu d’Urgell, ESP)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 (Tacen, SLO)
1st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 (Tacen, SLO)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5 (Bratislava, SVK)
9th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5 (Bratislava, SVK)
1st C1 – Pyrenees Cup (Spain & France)
1st K1 – Pyrenees Cup (Spain & France)
1st C1 – Oceania Championships (Mangahao, NZL)
1st K1 – Oceania Championships (Mangahao, NZL)

2012
2nd K1 – Olympic Games (London, GBR)
1st C1 Team – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Wausau, USA)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom Junior World Championships (Wausau, USA)
1st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom Junior World Championships (Wausau, USA)
2nd C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Cardiff, WAL)
7th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Cardiff, WAL)
8th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (Pau, FRA)
6th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (La Seu d’Urgell, ESP)

2011
8th C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Bratislava, SVK)
1st C1 Team – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Bratislava, SVK)
19th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Bratislava, SVK)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (L’Argentiere, FRA)
7th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (L’Argentiere, FRA)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (Markkleeberg, GER)

2010
1st K1 – Youth Olympic Games (Singapore)
3rd C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Sloka, SLO)
5th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Sloka, SLO)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom Junior World Championships (Foix, FRA)
1st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom Junior World Championships (Foix, FRA)
1st C1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (La Seu d’Urgell, ESP)
1st K1 – Oceania Open (Penrith, NSW)
1st C1 – Oceania Open (Penrith, NSW)

2009
1st K1 – AYOF (Penrith, NSW)
3rd K1 – ICF World Ranking (Merano, ITA)