Great Britain canoeists win two European Championships medals

GB's Mallory Franklin
GB's Mallory Franklin has won two medals at the European Championships

Teenager Mallory Franklin won two medals as Great Britain's slalom team enjoyed success on day three of the European Championships in Germany.

The 17-year-old claimed silver in the women's C1 class singles final.

And, with Kimberley Woods and Alice Spencer, she helped GB win bronze in the C1 team event later on Saturday.

"It's great to come away with two medals. I'm more confident this year in my paddling and have developed a good race plan for myself," said Franklin.

"The team run was tough but we held it together well and are chuffed to have come away with the bronze medal."

Expectations of Franklin producing a medal-winning singles performance were high after she booked her final spot with a second-place finish in the semis.

And the University of Hertfordshire racer kept her composure to finish 4.76 seconds behind winner Mira Louen of Germany.

Shortly after she returned to the start line for the team event and, alongside Woods and Spencer, laid down a marker time of 170.09 seconds.

Only Germany and France beat the British trio, who were pushed down to third place.

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