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A Scarborough paddler earned a bronze medal at the 2013 world U-23 canoe sprint world championships which wrapped in Welland on Sunday. A graduate of Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute, Taylor Potts hooked up with Maria Halavrezos of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, for a third place finish in the 50-metre canoe pairs (C2) event.

There’ll be scant rest for her as she is representing Ontario in the Canada Games now underway in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

A member of Oakville-based Burloak Canoe Club, Potts first started paddling at her Scarborough high school. According to her profile on the national team site, she first got into paddling through high school’s dragon boat program which was run out of the Pickering Rouge Canoe Club, which serves both the communities of Scarborough and Pickering.

Scarborough paddler Taylor Potts, and her partner Maria Halavrezos took the bronze medal in the 500-metre canoe pairs (C2) event at the 2013 world U-23 canoe sprint world championships that wrapped up in Welland, Ontario on Sunday.

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