TEAM GB Olympic silver medalist Mallory Franklin has said winning a medal at the Tokyo Games “hasn’t sunk in yet” and joked saying she will “get fat”.
Britain’s first ever Olympic women’s canoe slalom C1 silver medallist is due to get married in November to her fiancé and fellow canoeist Ciaran Lee Edwards.
Franklin is Britain’s first ever Olympic women’s canoe slalom C1 silver medallistCredit: GETTY IMAGES
Franklin will marry her Edwards in NovemberCredit: INSTAGRAM MALLORYSFRANKLIN
However, before she ties the knot, Franklin is keen to enjoy the next few months ahead and jokingly suggested she’s going to “get fat”.
Speaking to Eurosport, she said: “It’s really cool, it’s one of the things you dream of and you don’t really think will ever happen but then you get here and it’s like, OK, I just want to enjoy the moment.
“I was sat on the start line and I was just like, this will be the last time that I’m ever sat in that exact same situation, I might as well make the most of it and enjoy it.
“That’s what I tried to take into my run. It’s crazy, I don’t think it’s sunk in but – I’m just going to get fat now.”
Franklin plans on getting a few months of procrastination in before it’s time to plan, and eventually, walk down the isle.
She continued: “I think I’ll just carry on procrastinating on that for a few more months and then get to November and be like…I probably should get on with this.
“It’ll be a really nice time, it’ll be one of the first times I’ve got all my family and my other half’s family and all our friends together so that can just be a bit of a celebration of everything and a bit of a celebration of the year and everything everyone’s been through so I’ll get on that when I’m home.”
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She added: “I get to marry my best friend, so… it’s probably equal [with today]!
“He’ll be alright, he doesn’t mind, it’s probably about equal but it’s really cool and I’m really hoping that we can just enjoy the rest of the year now.”