Jessica Fox, centre, won a fourth consecutive under-23 K1 gold today ©ICF

Australia’s Jessica Fox recovered from disappointment yesterday to win gold on the penultimate day of competition at the International Canoe Federation Canoe Slalom Under-23 and Junior World Championships in Bratislava.

Fox, a London 2012 silver medallist and Rio 2016 bronze medallist, was left devastated after a 50-second penalty denied her of a certain gold medal in the final of the under-23 C1 yesterday.

She recovered to claim a fourth consecutive under-23 K1 gold at Divoka Voda-Cunovo today, in what was her final individual appearance at this age level.

“There are days when you can have great big lows, and to come around and get back out there, it’s what I love,” Fox said.

“This is 50 times sweeter that yesterday.

"Yesterday was pretty draining emotionally.

"I gave everything in that run, and afterwards I was very upset emotionally.

"I definitely had that fire from yesterday.”

Marko Mirgorodsky won the men's under-23 C1 gold ©Marko Mirgorodsky / Instagram
Marko Mirgorodsky won the men's under-23 C1 gold ©Marko Mirgorodsky / Instagram

Fox finished in 1 min 41.21sec to come in front of Brazil’s Ana Satila, who took second in 1:42.69.

Poland’s Klaudia Zwolinska rounded out the podium in 1:43.61.

Slovakian teenager Marko Mirgorodsky successfully made the transition from junior to under-23, winning the men’s C1 gold to add to the two junior titles he won in 2015 and 2016.

Mirgorodsky was the last paddler on the water in the final, but quickly overcame any nerves with an error-free run and a time of 1:33.48.

The Czech Republic's Vaclav Chaloupka took second in 1:34.45 while defending champion Florian Bauer of Germany was forced to settle for bronze in 1:35.49.

Elsewhere Czech Antonie Galuskova won the women's junior K1 title in a time of 1:44.27 while Poland’s Kacpar Sztuba secured the junior men’s C1 gold in 1:37.12.