Canoe Slalom World Championships: Mallory Franklin wins gold for Britain

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GB's Franklin wins gold at Canoe Slalom Worlds
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Great Britain's Mallory Franklin won gold in the women's C1 at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Pau.

The 23-year-old finished 4.12 seconds ahead of the Czech Republic's Tereza Fiserova, with Brazil's Ana Satila taking bronze.

Franklin had twice before won the silver medal - in 2013 and 2014.

It was her second gold of the week so far, having claimed the C1 team title with Kimberley Woods and Eilidh Gibson on the opening day on Wednesday.

"I am really, really happy," said Franklin. "It was a very good run and for me to put it down here on what is not one of my favourite courses was great."

Gibson finished fourth in France on Friday, 2.33 seconds behind Satila, while Woods placed eighth in the field of 10.

Also on Friday, Britain's Olympic champion Joe Clarke finished sixth in the men's K1, which was won by Ondrej Tunka of the Czech Republic.

Mallory Franklin
Mallory Franklin had already won the C1 team title on Wednesday's opening day

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