Richard Fox – The power of iyarn in high performance sport for coaches and athletes
Richard Fox has been using iyarn to check in on himself and can see the use of the platform in tracking wellbeing with both high performance and community sporting clubs.
Watch the short video below to hear how iyarn has helped Richard check in with himself to see how things are going in challenging times.
Richard Fox is a world champion, British slalom canoeist who competed for Great Britain from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s. He won eleven medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with ten golds (K1: 1981, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1993; K1 team: 1979, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1993) and a bronze (K1: 1979). Fox also won the overall World Cup title three times (1988, 1989, 1991) and the Euro Cup (discontinued competition) four times.
Fox also finished fourth in the K1 event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
Richard moved to Australia in 1998 to take up a position as the National Head Coach for the Sydney Olympics. Richard’s intervention in a worldwide campaign had been instrumental in preventing canoeing from being axed from the 2000 Sydney Olympics after the Australian Olympic Committee determined there to be inadequate facilities and insufficient funds to address the requirements for hosting an Olympic slalom competition.
The result of Fox’ campaigning was the construction of the Penrith Whitewater stadium in NSW. From 2001, Richard was also the Australian Institute of Sport and National Team Head Coach leading the slalom team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Fox was appointed National Performance Director of Australian Canoeing in January 2005 and is now responsible for the Australian Slalom and Sprint High Performance programs through to the 2008 Summer Olympics.
He was a member of the ICF Slalom technical committee from 1996 to 2000 and played an active role in the International Canoe Federation (ICF) campaign to include Slalom in the Sydney 2000 Olympic program. Fox serves as second vice-president of the ICF.
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