Three times a charm for Jessica Fox

Olympic champion Jessica Fox continues to dominate on the ICF World Cup circuit, taking her third consecutive K1 crown in Ljubljana-Tacen, Slovenia.

This latest win was an emotional one for Jessica, who had been feeling ill before her K1 final but still managed to record a time quick enough to see her secure her third World Cup gold medal for the season.

Jessica Fox Wins WK1 Gold in Slovenia.  Photos courtesy of Balint Vekassy (ICF). Right: Selfie by Jessica at the event in Slovenia

Jessica said her run was far from perfect, but she was proud of what she achieved under the circumstances.

“Today’s been a bit emotional because it’s been a real mental battle,” Jessica said. “I was feeling really ill this morning and vomiting, so to actually make the final and then pull it out in the final and keep pushing to the finish, I’m so proud of that run, I can’t quite believe I won today.

“It wasn’t perfect, but often it never is, you’ve just got to keep composed and keep pushing. I felt like it was quite an ugly run, but the time was still solid.”

Jessica finished 2.78 seconds ahead of Great Britain’s Mallory Franklin, with Ukraine’s Viktoria Us taking the bronze.

The World Cup WK1 standings after the first 3 events have Jessica at the top of the ladder on 160 points, ahead of Tereza Fiserova (CZE) 126, Viktoria Us (UKR) 120, Mallory Franklin (GBR) 118 and Ana Sitila (BRA) 116.

The next World Cup meet is in Pau, France from 26th-28th August, followed by the Final in La Seu, Spain from 2nd-4th September.