Watch: Kylie Masse Goes 58.10 for World Record 100 Back (Race Video)

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Report courtesy Lauren Neidigh. Video Courtesy the Olympic Channel. 

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 58.10
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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Damiansport1

Anyway i can watchthis video outside of US?

“Six little Injuns all alive,
One kicked the bucket and then there were five;”
One “rubber suit” record less. Congratulations Kylie!

ALEXANDER POP-OFF

Horrible to ruin this wonderful moment with racist caricature.

Congratulations Kylie!!! Man what a deadly second lap…hope she breaks :58 on the relay

Me too. Last year in Rio she set a Canadian record swimming on the relay so it’s very possible

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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