Lake Echo’s Genevieve Orton and Waverley’s Connor Taras found the podium in kayak relays at the final World Cup sprint paddling event of the spring in Duisburg, Germany, yesterday.

Orton teamed with Kia Byers, Emilie Fournel and Marie-Pier Langlois to win silver in the women’s 4x200 metres, while Taras, Windsor’s Ryan Cochrane, Andrew Willows and Richard Dober Jr. came third in the men’s 4x200.

The relays are an official event at the world championships this year, so medalling should help improve the chances of Nova Scotians earning spots on the national team for the August event.