Set to make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the ever-improving C1 women’s event will commence on Thursday 17th September with three-time champion Jessica Fox (AUS) leading the way.

Here is a rundown of the top facts before the event gets underway: 

  • Reigning world champion Fox is hoping to add a third gold medal in women's C1 to her trophy cabinet. Fox claimed the world title in the last two editions (2013, 2014), after grabbing bronze on her debut in 2010. 
  • Fox can become the second woman to win (at least) three consecutive world titles in the same event after her mother Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi (FRA), who took gold in women's K1 team in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1995.
  • Coming in these championships, Fox has won five gold medals in total at the world championships (all events), which is only topped by Stepanka Hilgertová (CZE, 6) and Fox-Jerusalmi (8).
  • Reigning European champion Kimberley Woods (GBR) can become the first athlete to claim the world title in women's C1 in front of a home crowd.
  • Only Katerina Macova (SVK) has ever grabbed a medal in this event in front of a home crowd - bronze at the Bratislava 2011 World Championships.
  • Nuria Vilarrubla (ESP), who grabbed gold in women's C1 at the 2015 U23 World Championships, can become the second athlete after Fox to claim the world title in this event on both senior and U23 level.
  • Ana Satila (BRA), gold medallist in women's C1 at the 2015 Pan American Games, can become the first medallist from South America in any Canoe Slalom event.
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