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Franz Anton

Name: Franz ANTON

Best known as: Franz

Hometown:  Leipzig

Living now: Leipzig

Discipline: C1

Class: Canoe slalom

Current boats: Vajda Demon 4 Size M+

Shaft of choice: Kober

Big volume or tight and technical: Big 

How did you get into paddling: My parents forced me and I liked it from the first day on

Achievements: World champion 2015 (C2), World champion 2018 (C1), 3rd Worlds 2021 (C1),3rd Place World Championships 2022.

What's next... ambitions / plans: Taking part at 2024 Olympic Games and coming home with a Gold Medal

Best things about paddling: There are very few sports that take place on moving surfaces and either if you just watch a race or taking part, Canoe-Slalom shows you action, beauty, power, accuracy, fast reflexes in a way no other sport has ever shown to me.

Best boating moment: Paddling with friends for fun

Worst boating moment: When I have to put on wet paddling gear

Any other Hobbies: Photography, hiking

Ultimate worldwide destination: New Zealand

Favourite Stuff Section:

Food: All kinds of food, the main thing: it’s a lot.

Drink: pure water

Music: 80s

Movie: Lucky Number Slevin

Read: Ken Follett

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