Jessica Fox in action in La Seu, Spain.
JESSICA Fox has been crowned the overall Canoe Slalom K1 World Cup champion, following the completion of the final meet of the season in La Seu, Spain over the weekend.
Having won all four Women’s Kayak finals leading into the event, Jessica earned 304 overall points, enough to secure the crown, despite not qualifying for Saturday’s final.
Great Britain’s Mallory Franklin finished second overall on 217 points, with Tereza Fiserova (CZE) in third on 214 points.
The K1 World Cup champion title sees Jessica add yet another accolade to her ever growing collection, and proves why she is regarded as the greatest slalom paddler of all time.
Jessica said: “It’s been an amazing season, I would have loved to be in the mix for that [K1] final… but I’m very proud of the season and thrilled to take the overall. It’s been a strong season and the girls have been super strong.”
It was an otherwise disappointing weekend for the Australians, despite Jessica (WC1) and Lucien Delfour (MK1) both qualifying for Finals.
Lucien qualified 5th-fastest for the MK1 Final and Jessica qualified as the fastest paddler for the WC1 Final.
Ultimately, both paddlers missed a gate in their respective Finals to each finish 10th.
Spain’s World Cup final caps off the international season of canoe slalom that also saw Fox win in the extreme slalom at the World Championships.