Kylie Masse Sets New Canadian Record In 100 Back

2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

After winning an Olympic bronze medal this summer in Rio in the 100 back, Windsor native Kylie Masse has been the promoter for the Short Course World Championships taking place in her hometown. She didn’t disappoint in her first swim, posting a new Canadian record time of 56.02 in the women’s 100 back. The time makes her the top qualifier heading into tonight’s semi-finals.

The swim broke her previous record of 56.55, set at the 2016 OUA Swimming Championships in London, Ontario back in February. The swim also vaulted her into the top-10 all-time performers in the event, taking the #9 slot.

She beat out defending World Champion and world record holder Katinka Hosszu for the top spot this morning, as Hosszu qualified 2nd overall in 56.16.

Despite the breakout performance this summer, Masse is probably even better in the short course pool, boasting fantastic underwater work. Hosszu has a very busy schedule this week, so look for Masse to give her a run in this event.

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Riez

56.02 is the second best time this season…in a prelim. Wow. Hosszu really needs to to scratch the 200 fly to keep up with her in the final.

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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