'Best podium ever': Jess Fox delivers all-time Aussie moment after gold

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Jess Fox (pictured right) smiling with her gold medal and (pictured left) jumping in the air on the podium in Tokyo.
Jess Fox (pictured right) jumped into the air and celebrated on the podium after she was announced as the gold medal winner of the C1 at the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty Images)

The nation watched on overjoyed after Jess Fox finally won her long-awaited gold medal at the Olympics and the Australian made the most of the moment while atop the podium.

Fox broke down in tears on Thursday after she achieved a lifelong dream when she won gold in the C1 event in Tokyo.

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The World No.1 missed out on the K1 gold, after finishing third, on Tuesday and appeared gutted.

But after recording the fastest semi-final heat in the C1 on Thursday, Fox started on fire during the finals.

With a determined look on her face, Fox powered home and finished with the fastest time of 105.04 and was three seconds ahead of silver medalist Mallory Franklin.

Fox has been waiting a long time to stand on the pinnacle of the podium after winning silver at the 2012 London Olympics, bronze in the 2016 Rio Olympics and another bronze earlier in the week in Tokyo.

And Fox didn't let the moment pass her when she stood on top of the world as she leapt into the air and let out all her emotions.

Australia couldn't get enough of the beautiful moment, which was years in the making.

Jess Fox wins gold after 'shattering' moment in Tokyo

After recording the fastest semi-final heat in the C1 on Thursday, Fox started on fire during the finals.

With a determined look on her face, Fox powered home and finished with the fastest time of 105.04 and was three seconds ahead of silver medalist Mallory Franklin.

Fox crossed the line and broke into tears after the seven-time world champion finally grabbed gold after a silver medal in London and bronze in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Jessica Fox (pictured) celebrates after winning the Women's Canoe Slalom final at the Tokyo Olympics.
Jessica Fox (pictured) reacts after her run in the Women's Canoe Slalom final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Fox was visibly gutted after topping the semi-finals in the K1 earlier in the week, but incurring penalties in the final run and finishing in bronze.

Her dad admitted she was 'shattered' after becoming so close to gold in the final.

But, the humble Australian put the disappointment of not winning gold behind her as she looked forward to the first ever C1 event at the Olympics.

And Fox showed why she is considered the best ever after a dominant semi-final and final run, resulting in a gold medal.

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