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NSWIS LIGHTS UP – JESSICA FOX – OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST (Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6, TAFE Students)

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The countdown is on to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and the NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) invites you to follow the journey of canoe slalom Olympic and World Champion, Jessica Fox.


Known as the greatest paddler of all time, canoe slalom athlete Jessica Fox talks candidly about her high performance journey, the pressure of privilege and her aspirations for Paris.

Topics covered include:

  • Family Ties: Having your mum as your coach
  • The Winning Edge: Training and what it takes to have the winning edge
  • Courage under fire: Pressure, expectation and fear – ‘Pressure is a privilege’
  • NSWIS: The high performance sporting Institute that took her to Olympic Gold
  • The Champion: Becoming an Olympic Champion


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: NSW Institute of Sport


Jessica Fox is a four-time Olympic medallist, 12-time world champion and hailed as the greatest individual paddler of all time. At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Jessica Fox was crowned the Olympic Champion in the women’s C1.

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


15 Minutes




Primary, Secondary

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

PDHPE » Movement Skills » Movement Skill and Performance

Other KLAs

PDHPE » Interpersonal Skills » Health, Wellbeing and Relationships

PDHPE » Physical Activity and Sports Studies

Presenter Bio

Jess Fox is a four-time Olympic medallist, 12-time world champion and hailed as the greatest individual paddler of all time.

The NSWIS scholarship holder amassed numerous junior world championship titles before announcing herself on the world stage at the London 2012 Olympic Games. At just 18-years-old, Jess produced one of the meet’s surprising performances to take silver in the women’s K1 event. The result made her the youngest woman to ever medal in canoe slalom at the Olympics.
In 2013, Jess won her first senior individual world title (women’s C1), before claiming the C1/K1 double in 2014. Next came a third C1 world title in 2015, which was then followed by a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the women’s K1.

At the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, Jess won two gold medals to become the most accomplished individual paddler of all time. In the following year’s championships event, Jess won silver in both her individual events before teaming up with sister Noemie Fox and Rosalyn Lawrence to take gold in the women’s C1 team.
At the 2021 World Championships, Jess won gold in the extreme slalom event. A year later she won 100% of Australian team medals at the 2022 World Championships, defending her extreme kayak world championship gold and winning silver medals in the women’s K1 and women’s C1.

In August 2022 she was crowned the overall Canoe Slalom K1 World Cup after winning all four world cup gold medals in the women’s K1. She also won a world cup gold medal in the women’s extreme event, which will be included for the first time at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and a bronze medal in the women’s C1.

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More Information About This Event

If you enjoyed our series on Jessica Fox, CLICK HERE to view our other inspirational stories from Olympic High Jumper Sarah Carli and Olympic Diver Sam Fricker.

For more information on NSW Institute of Sport, CLICK HERE for our website.

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