And now the British Olympian is counting down the days until she gets to do it all again with less than a year to go until the ICF 2019 Canoe Slalom World Cup hits London.
Franklin and the British contingent are preparing for a return to place with happy memories, with the Lee Valley White Water Centre set to host the World Cup seven years after acting as an iconic venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
It was there where gold medallists were crowned, notably Timothy Baillie and Etienne Stott in the men's C2 class – narrowly pipping compatriots David Florence and Richard Hounslow to top spot on the podium.
But in 12 months' time there will be the chance for brand new memories to be made – with Franklin determined to head up the action.
The 23-year-old will do so on the crest of a wave too, becoming double world champion just last year after scooping the C1 and C1 team titles in Pau.
"It will be fantastic to paddle the World Cup in front of a home crowd," she said.
"I raced the World Cup at Lee Valley in 2014 and the World Championships here in 2015. Both atmospheres and the sheer amount of people in attendance made it an incredible venue to compete in.
"I love paddling at Lee Valley. It is my favourite course and to be able to race a senior race here again is going to be amazing."