Fourth World Championship medal for Franklin
Canoe Slalom

Fourth World Championship medal for Franklin

30 September 2018 / 18:18
Mallory Franklin's luggage home from Rio will be considerably weightier as she picked up her fourth medal of the Canoe Slalom World Championships after another superb display on the water.

Franklin, a triple world and European champion, powered to silver in the women’s C1 sprint after clocking 113.85 behind only Australia’s Jessica Fox (109.07), who also edged Saturday’s K1 final over the Brit.

Add the gold she claimed as part of the British C1 team and bronze in the K1 team, and it has proven to be another silverware-rich week for the 24-year-old from Windsor.

Fellow Brit Bethan Forrow finished eighth, while Czech athlete Tereza Fiserova was third in Sunday’s race.

Olympic champion Joe Clarke managed fifth in the men’s K1 final, with German Hannes Aigner taking the title, Jiri Prskavec of Czech Republic second and Russian Pavel Eigel sealing bronze.

It was not Clarke’s day as four seconds in penalties cost him the chance to add to his gold medal won as part of the K1 men’s team earlier in the week, alongside Bradley Forbes-Cryans and Christopher Bowers.

In all, Great Britain finished with seven podium finishes in Rio – Ryan Westley claiming silver in the men’s C1, while there was also bronze in the C1 team event of Westley, David Florence and Adam Burgess.

Sportsbeat 2018