Australia’s Jessica Fox showed her class as she took the Women’s C1 world titles at the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships for the third time running.
“It’s a great feeling,” said the French born Australian, “Even sweeter to put down a good run in a competitive field on a very hard course. I’m just really happy with how I dealt with the pressure in the final. I really enjoyed racing here.”
“In C1 I generally try to be more conservative, but now that it’s so competitive I have to start taking more risks to win.”
Finishing a full five seconds behind Fox was the Czech Republic’s Katerina Hoskova who was thrilled to be back on the Worlds’ podium for the first time since winning the C1W title in 2011.
“This is my second Worlds medal so now I can say that the season was the best for four years,” she said. “I just wanted to be in the final and then in the final enjoy the atmosphere and try to do a good run without any mistakes. It was perfect.”
Spain’s Nuria Vilarrubla, who beat Fox at the beginning of the season to take the U23 World title, took bronze.
Gold – Jessica Fox (AUS)
Silver – Katerina Hoskova (CZE)
Bronze – Nuria Vilarrubla (ESP)