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Windsor's Franklin slaloms to four medals at World Championships

Mallory Franklin says her

results at the Canoe World Slalom Championships in Rio have given her a lot of confidence.

The Windsor canoeist has returned from the event as world champion in the C1 Women’s Team event and as a silver medallist in her two individual finals. She also won a bronze in the K1 women’s class.

Partnering Kimberley Woods and 17-year-old Bethan Forrow, Franklin was part of the GB team that powered to C1 class glory. The trio are now European and World champions.

Franklin also posted a strong time in the K1 women’s final but the team were nudged into third place behind France and Germany after collecting a two-second penalty.

In the individual events Franklin was twice pipped to the post by Australian Jess Fox, who finished just 2.28 seconds ahead of her in the K1 final. The 24-year-old then capped her most successful world championships yet with a silver medal in the women’s C1 final, again finishing just behind Fox after collecting a two-second penalty.

 “My results over the last few races have given me quite a lot of confidence and it’s nice to be up there, but it’s always something you have to fight for and it’s never something that’s settled,” she said.

“I just want to enjoy my

paddling and come away with the results I have, which is all I can really ask for.”


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