Australian Jessica Fox won the C1 women final at the World Cup event in Germany.
Australian Jessica Fox won the C1 women final at the World Cup event in Germany. Michal Kamaryt

Fox rips into officials after World Cup win

CANOEING: Olympic paddler Jessica Fox has rushed to her second World Cup victory in a week in Germany but is less than happy with officials at the event who altered the women's course.

Fox has long campaigned for more events for women on the Olympic program with the C1 now added to the Tokyo Olympic schedule.

But when organisers made the decision to remove two gates from the women's C1 run, primarily to fit the TV schedule, Fox spoke out.

"It's like we are going back 40 years to when they tried to do this for the K1 women,” Fox said.

"Two weeks ago we got accepted into the Olympic program and now we can't do the full course because they don't think we are capable of it.”

"I know that all the girls in that final are capable of doing that course

"I hope this is not going to be a trend for future World Cups. I'd like to see the girls do the same course as the men.”

Just a week after winning gold at another World Cup meet in Europe, Fox produced a dominant performance in the C1 race in Markkleeberg, Germany.

Fox, who has silver and bronze Olympic medals to her name, finished almost five seconds ahead Spain's Nuria Vilarrubla with Australian Ros Lawrence third.

"It was aggressive from start to finish and I got those stopper moves going like I had visualised in my head, so it's such a nice feeling when a run comes together like that,” Fox said.

"I saw Nuria's time, and I knew it was going to be a good time to beat, this is going to be a challenge. I just tried to focus on my run.”

In the men's K1, Australian Lucien Delfour finished fifth.



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