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Date of Birth: 25/08/66
Hometown: St. Catharines, ON
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Years on National Team: 16
 A long time national team member, Chris Taylor was initially a coxswain for the men's lightweight eights and won bronze medals with that crew at the 1996 and 1997 world championships. However he switched to the heavyweight crew and helped them qualify for the Olympics earlier this year at a last chance regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.

  The men's eight crew is looking to regain its international stature after not making finals at the past three world championships. They were fourth at the Atlanta Olympics four years ago after winning gold at the 1992 Games. Taylor, who entered his first world championships in 1985, feels the crew's win in Lucerne in July could be a turning point.


2000 Games
Sept. 20: Men's eight: Michael Belenkie, Calgary; Bryan Donnelly, Calgary; Matt Swick, St. Catharines, Ont.; Tom Herschmiller, Comox, B.C.; Lawrence Varga, Nanoose Bay, B.C.; Morgan Crooks, Lethbridge, Alta.; David Calder, Victoria; Adam Parfitt, Victoria, and Chris Taylor, St. Catharines), finished third in repechage heat, eliminated.
Sept. 18: Men's eight: Michael Belenkie, Calgary; Bryan Donnelly, Calgary; Matt Swick, St. Catharines, Ont.; Tom Herschmiller, Comox, B.C.; Lawrence Varga, Nanoose Bay, B.C.; Morgan Crooks, Lethbridge, Alta.; David Calder, Victoria; Adam Parfitt, Victoria, and Chris Taylor, St. Catharines, Ont.), finished third in heat, dropped to second-change repechage.
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