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Name: Franz ANTON
Best known as: Franz
Living now: Leipzig
Class: Canoe slalom
Current boats: Vajda Lady Hype
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
Movie: Lucky Number Slevin
Read: Ken Follett