Kylie Masse Wins 100 Back, First Gold Medal For Canada – Race Video


Excerpt taken from our Day Four Finals Recap:


Kylie Masse won Canada’s first swimming gold medal of the games as the only swimmer to break 1 minute in the women’s 100 backstroke. Rachel Bootsma was right with her through the turn, and started gaining on her around the 75m mark, but couldn’t hang on over the last 15 meters. Massie went on to win with a 59.97. That time will stand as the ninth fastest time in the world this year.

As, Bootsma fell off over the last 15 meters, her teammate, Liz Pelton was able to gain some ground on her as well and moved into second. Pelton won the silver medal with her time of 1:00.65, while Bootsma picked up the Bronze medal at 1:00.78.

Simona Baumrtova (CZE) and Carlotta Zofkova (ITA) were the only other swimmers under 1:01 in the women’s backstroke final in fourth and fifth place.

 Yekaterina Rudenko (KAZ) finished in sixth place with her time of 1:01.61. Polina Lapshina (RUS) and Holly Barratt (AUS) finished in seventh and eighth with 1:02’s.

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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