Masse Takes Down World Record with 58.1 100 Back

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

After coming extremely close in the semifinals, Candian backstroke star Kylie Masse took down the World Record in tonight’s women’s 100 back final. Masse surged through the back half to finish in 58.10, taking down Olympic silver medalist Kathleen Baker (58.58) of the USA and 2015 World Champion Emily Seebohm (58.59) of Australia.

Masse’s 100 Back World Record Splits:

  • 1st 50 Split- 28.51
  • 2nd 50 Split- 29.59
  • Final Time- 58.10

Masse took it out in 28.51 and trailed both Baker and Seebohm through the halfway point, but she blew by them with a 29.59 closing split. With that, she took .02 off the former World Record of 58.12 set by Great Britain’s Gemma Spofforth at the 2009 World Championships.

All-Time Fastest Performances: Women’s 100 Back

1 Kylie Masse 58.1
2 Gemma Spoffort 58.12
3 Anastasia Fesikova 58.18
4 Kylie Masse 58.18
5 Kylie Masse 58.21
6 Emily Seebohm 58.23
7 Emily Seebohm 58.26
8 Missy Franklin 58.33
9 Emily Seebohm 58.34
10 Emily Seebohm 58.37

All-Time Fastest Performers: Women’s 100 Back

1 Kylie Masse 58.10
2 Gemma Spoffort 58.12
3 Anastasia Fesikova 58.18
4 Emily Seebohm 58.23
5 Missy Franklin 58.33
6 Katinka Hosszu 58.45
7 Kathleen Baker 58.57
8 Aya Terakawa 58.7
9 Fu Yuanhui 58.72
10 Mie Nielsen 58.73

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Bo swims

Hell Yes.

stanford fan

great swim for masse

Ben

And to think that only 2 years ago, she was 3rd in Canada and 200th in the world.

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