JESSICA Fox has continued her golden paddle through Europe but has lost the one she cherishes most.
Penrith's designated golden girl won the C1 slalom world title after a thrilling final run in the Czech Republic on Saturday.
Fox has been unbeatable in the discipline this year and won by more than 10 seconds.
She's now won four world cups, the under-23 title and the world title.
"I was thinking on the start, 'wow, I feel more nervous than usual'," Fox said. "This was the last one, the big one. You want to put it out there and do the best you can. I just had to get the butterflies into formation.
"The Olympics is the pinnacle but, for me, winning the C1 is a big achievement because I was the favourite."
One snag. The C1 isn't an Olympic event, though the lobbying continues to have it admitted.
The K1 is an Olympic event, and it's the one in which she won a silver medal at the London Olympics last year.
No medal in Prague, however.
Fox failed failed to make the final after having high hopes after winning the C1.
"I'm really disappointed," said 19-year-old Fox after finishing 18th in the semi-finals.
Only the top 10 advanced.
"Yesterday was such a long day but I really wanted to make this final," she said.
"I made a mistake early and I didn't really recover from that.
"I felt quite low in the water.
"That wasn't my best race, not by a long way."
But not the last chance.
The Rio de Janeiro Olympics are three years away.