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Canadian para-rowers score gold, silver at world championships

Canadian crews landed on the podium at the world rowing championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on Friday, with para-rowers Andrew Todd and Kyle Fredrickson taking gold while Jeremy Hall brought home a silver.

Women's 8, men's pair advance to 'A' finals

Canada's Kyle Fredrickson, right, and Andrew Todd took gold in the PR3 men's pair event final at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on Friday. (Darko Vojinovic/The Associated Press)

​Canadian crews landed on the podium at the world rowing championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on Friday.

Para-rowers Andrew Todd, of the North Star Rowing Club in Dartmouth, N.S., and Kyle Fredrickson, of the University of Victoria, won gold in the PR3 men's pair final.

Andrew Todd and Kyle Fredrickson win gold:

Para-rowers Andrew Todd, of the North Star Rowing Club in Dartmouth, N.S., and Kyle Fredrickson, of the University of Victoria, won gold in the PR3 men's pair final at the world rowing championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. 12:14

"It's a really good feeling to win the gold and have all the Canadian para crews performing so well here," Todd said. "We didn't get caught up in any distractions and just focused on executing our race."

Jeremy Hall of the Edmonton Rowing Club rounded out the Canadian medal results with a silver in the PR2 men's single final.

Jeremy Hall wins silver:

Jeremy Hall of the Edmonton Rowing Club claimed silver in the PR2 men's single final at the world rowing championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. 14:20

"I knew at the 750m mark that I was in contention, so I just went for it and completely emptied the tank," Hall said. "My coach always said that I have physical attributes to be successful.

"I am still working on the technical aspects of the sport, but we are seeing progress and that's always positive."

In other action, the women's eight, and the men's pair of Taylor Perry and Mackenzie Copp all advanced to their respective 'A' finals on Saturday.

Watch the semifinals and finals:

FISA 2018 World Rowing Championships from Plovdiv, Bulgaria 4:52:48

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