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Name: Mallory Franklin/Edwards
Best known as: Mallory
Hometown: Windsor, Berkshire
Living now: Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
Current boats: Vajda Hype, Galasport Caipi Fins, Pyranha Ripper Evo
Paddle of choice: Raab
Big volume or tight and technical: a mixture, i love having the big water to play, but tight and technical allows me to hone in on the fine details.
Favourite paddling spot: So far, I love paddling on Lee Valley White Water Centre, La Seu D’Urgell, ESP and Deep Creek, USA but I hope to paddle some of the rivers in New Zealand as they seem amazing!
How did you get into paddling?: I fell into the sport when I was very small and I never looked back.
Achievements: Olympic Games Silver medal (2021), World Championships: 5 Gold medals (2017 x2, 2018, 2019, 2021), 5 Silver medals (2013, 2014, 2018 x2, 2021), 3 Bronze medal (2018, 2022x2), World Cup: 8 time Champion (C1 & K1 double in 2019), 10 time Runner-Up, European Championships: 6 Gold medals, 6 Silver medals, 2 Bronze medals
What's your paddling goals for 2023? World Champion x 3, European Champion x 3, but most importantly, enjoy my canoeing.
Do you have any paddlesport qualification? Please detail: Coaching Level 2, working towards my Performance Coach
Best things about paddling: Being on the water, new courses and tough moves.
Best boating moment: when I was young and enjoying canoeing in France over the summer.
Worst boating moment: getting stuck in my boat in minus degrees and thinking i might drown.
Any other Hobbies: Baking, Coaching.
Ultimate worldwide destination: New Zealand
Food: Strawberries and White chocolate.
Drink: Oreo Milkshake
Music: pretty much anything.
Read: Man Search For meaning
Piece of Peak PS Kit: LS ST 2022