Franz Anton (born 23 October 1989) is a German slalom canoeist who has competed at the international level since 2006. He specialized in the C1 class from the start of his career. Between 2012 and 2018 he was also competing in the C2 class together with Jan Benzien.
|Born||23 October 1989|
Lutherstadt Wittenberg, East Germany
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Coached by||Michael Trummer (national)|
Frithjof Bergner (personal)
He won nine medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with two golds (C1: 2018, C2: 2015), four silvers (C1 team: 2010, 2013, 2015; C2 team: 2015), and three bronzes (C1: 2014, 2021, 2022). He also won seven medals at the European Championships (3 golds, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes).
Anton took up canoeing aged nine at the Meissner Canoe Club, together with his brother Albrecht, who is also a slalom canoeist. He works as a police officer and is married to Rebecca Juttner.
World Cup individual podiumsEdit
|2012||2 September 2012||Bratislava||1st||C2|
|2013||17 August 2013||Tacen||2nd||C1|
|2014||8 June 2014||Lee Valley||2nd||C2|
|17 August 2014||Augsburg||2nd||C2|
|2017||25 June 2017||Augsburg||3rd||C1|
|2018||1 September 2018||Tacen||3rd||C1|
|8 September 2018||La Seu d'Urgell||2nd||C1|
|2019||22 June 2019||Bratislava||1st||C1|
|31 August 2019||Markkleeberg||3rd||C1|
|2021||5 September 2021||La Seu d'Urgell||3rd||C1|
- Official website
- Franz Anton at the International Canoe Federation
- Franz Anton at the International Olympic Committee
- Franz Anton at Olympedia
- "2010 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships 12 September 2010 C1 men's team final results". Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2010. – accessed 12 September 2010.