Britain's Mallory Franklin won the women's canoe gold at her home ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships ©Getty Images

Olympic champion Benjamin Savšek of Slovenia and British home favourite Mallory Franklin claimed the individual canoe golds at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Slalom World Championships at Lee Valley.

Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Franklin triumphed in the women's final with a penalty-free time of 108.05sec, narrowly beating compatriot Kimberley Woods by 0.42 at the Lee Valley White Water Centre to add to her 2017 world title.

"It is my second world title in C1 and that means a lot," Franklin said.

"I tend to do it at some point in an Olympic cycle so that is cool to have done it.

"Being at home adds another level to it."

Only one Paris 2024 Olympics quota place was available per nation through the World Championships.

Olympic champion Jessica Fox of Australia took bronze in 108.94, having clocked the quickest time in the final but received an early 2sec penalty on the third gate.

The other finalists all won Olympic quota places for their nations - Germany's Elena Lilik, Brazil's Ana Sátila, Mònica Dòria Vilarrubla of Andorra, the United States' Evy Leibfarth, Slovakia's Zuzana Paňková, Czech Republic's Gabriela Satková and France's Marjorie Delassus.

Slovenia's Olympic champion Benjamin Savšek won his second world title at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships ©Getty Images
Slovenia's Olympic champion Benjamin Savšek won his second world title at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships ©Getty Images

The best three semi-finalists who did not qualify for the final - Spain's Klara Olazabal, Italy's Marta Bertoncelli and Viktoriia Us of Ukraine - also earned quota places.

Savšek made it a repeat of the 2017 world champions with victory in the men's canoe, producing a penalty-free 97.40 to take gold.

Nicolas Gestin of France placed second in 98.58, and Paolo Ceccon of Italy third in 98.90.

Two Czech athletes reached the final, with Olympic silver medallist Lukáš Rohan finishing fourth in 98.93 to beat sixth-placed 2021 world champion Václav Chaloupka who clocked 100.48.

Britain's Adam Burgess finished fifth in 99.80 to earn a Paris 2024 quota place, along with fellow finalists Matej Beňuš of Slovakia, defending champion Sideris Tasiadis and Poland's Grzegorz Hedwig.

Luka Božič was the other finalist, but Savšek had already secured the quota place for Slovenia.

The one-place per nation rule meant Olympic quotas were allocated down to Thomas Koechlin of Switzerland in 20th place in the semi-final.

Robert Hendrick of Ireland in 16th, Croatia's Matija Marinić in 17th and Casey Eichfeld of the US in 19th also ensured their nations were among the 12th to earn qualifying berths.

Kayak semi-finals and finals are due to be held tomorrow on the penultimate day of the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships at the London 2012 Olympics venue.