Jessica Fox Completes Historic Double at World Championships
Last Updated on Sep 22, 2014 at 9:47am | Tourism & Recreation
Smarting from failing to event qualify for the K1 final a year ago, the Penrith paddler this morning went out and won the world title in the Olympic event just a day after defending her C1 world crown at deep Creek in Maryland.
Watched by father Richard and mother/coach Miriam, Fox wrote herself into the history books with the double — a feat she also achieved in World Cup racing last season and at an under 23 world championship.
“To win the double, to win both my events, it couldn’t have gone better this weekend,” said the 20-year-old who won silver in the K1 two years ago at the London Olympics.
“And to do it 25 years after my parents both won their world championships in the United States is really special. I think we’ll all be cherishing that.” Read more>>