2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- December 6th – December 11th, 2016
- Windsor, Ontario, Canada
- WFCU Centre
- SCM (25m)
- Prelims: 9:30 AM EST/Finals: 6:30 PM EST
- Start Lists/Results
- Live Stream ($)
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.