Fox women score double at NSWIS awards

Canoe slalom ace Jessica Fox and her mother/coach Myriam have claimed accolades at the NSWIS awards.
Canoe slalom ace Jessica Fox and her mother/coach Myriam have claimed accolades at the NSWIS awards.

Canoe slalom star Jessica Fox and her mother Myriam have completed a family double by winning the female athlete and coach of the year titles at the 2018 NSW Institute of Sport awards on Thursday.

The dual Olympic medallist this year became the greatest individual paddler in the history of canoe slalom after winning the C1/K1 World Championship double in early October.

The 24-year-old won eight gold medals across the 2018 World Cup circuit, including a perfect season in the C1 competition.

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic medallists Matthew Graham and Jarryd Hughes were named joint winners of the male athlete of the year award.

They won two of Australia's three Winter Olympic medals in February, with silvers in the men's mogul skiing and snowboard cross events respectively.

Australian Associated Press