2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
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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
All-Time Fastest Performers: Women’s 100 Back