Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi

Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi (born 24 October 1961 in Marseille)[1] is a French slalom canoeist who competed at the international level from 1979 to 1996.

Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi

Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi
Medal record
Women's canoe slalom
Representing  France
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta K1
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1983 Meran K1 team
Gold medal – first place 1985 Augsburg K1 team
Gold medal – first place 1989 Savage River K1
Gold medal – first place 1989 Savage River K1 team
Gold medal – first place 1991 Tacen K1 team
Gold medal – first place 1993 Mezzana K1
Gold medal – first place 1993 Mezzana K1 team
Gold medal – first place 1995 Nottingham K1 team
Silver medal – second place 1987 Bourg St.-Maurice K1
Silver medal – second place 1987 Bourg St.-Maurice K1 team


Competing in two Summer Olympics, she won a bronze medal in the K1 event in Atlanta in 1996.

Fox-Jerusalmi also won ten medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with eight golds (K1: 1989, 1993; K1 team: 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995) and two silvers (K1: 1987; K1 team: 1987).[2]

She won the overall World Cup title three consecutive times between 1989 and 1991.

In 2018, she won the Coach of the Year at the AIS Sport Performance Awards.

World Cup individual podiumsEdit

Season Date Venuea Position Event
1989 15 Aug 1989 Augsburg 2nd K1
20 Aug 1989 Tacen 3rd K1
1990 1 Jul 1990 Wausau 1st K1
1990 Savage River 1st K1
18 Aug 1990 Bourg St.-Maurice 2nd K1
1991 30 Jun 1991 Mezzana 1st K1
7 Jul 1991 Augsburg 2nd K1
10 Jul 1991 Reals 1st K1
1 Sep 1991 Wausau 1st K1
1992 16 Feb 1992 Murupara 1st K1
23 Feb 1992 Launceston 3rd K1
1993 25 Jul 1993 Lofer 2nd K1
1 Aug 1993 Augsburg 1st K1
31 Aug 1993 Ocoee 2nd K1
1995 1 Oct 1995 Ocoee 3rd K1

Personal lifeEdit

Fox-Jerusalmi's daughter Jessica Fox, competing at the 2012 Olympics

Her husband, Richard, competed for Great Britain in slalom canoeing, and later coached Australia in the same event. Fox-Jerusalmi's husband is also an executive officer in the International Canoe Federation. Their daughter, Jessica Fox won gold in the girls' K1 slalom event at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore, four Olympic medals, and sixteen World Championship medals as of 2022. Competing for Australia in the 2012 Olympics, Jessica won the K1 slalom silver medal.[3] Her younger daughter Noemie Fox is also a slalom canoeist. Myriam's sister-in-law Rachel Crosbee also competed in canoe slalom.

Fox-Jerusalmi is Jewish.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Myriam Jerusalmi-Fox". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Myriam FOX (FRA)". Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  3. ^ Martyn Herman (2 August 2012). "Fearless Fox rises from depths to win silver". Reuters. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  4. ^ Taylor, Paul (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics – With a Complete Review of Jewish Olympic Medalists. Sussex Academic Press. ISBN 9781903900888. Retrieved 7 April 2014.

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