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.

Franz Anton
Franz Anton 2012.jpg
Anton at the 2012 U23 World Championships
Personal information
NationalityGerman
Born (1989-10-23) 23 October 1989 (age 32)
Lutherstadt Wittenberg, East Germany[1]
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
CountryGermany
SportCanoe slalom
RankNo. 3
Event(s)C1, C2
ClubLKC Leipziger
Coached byMichael Trummer (national)
Frithjof Bergner (personal)[3]

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).[4]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he placed 4th in the C2 event, together with teammate Jan Benzien.[2]

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.[3]

World Cup individual podiumsEdit

 
Franz Anton during the 2019 Canoe slalom World Championships
Season Date Venue Position Event
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Franz Anton". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Franz Anton Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  3. ^ a b Franz Anton. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ "Franz ANTON (GER)". CanoeSlalom.net. Retrieved 10 December 2017.

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