WE-NOW! Featuring Kylie Masse – Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Kylie Masse broke the longest-standing women’s long-course record in the books and won the gold medal in the 100-metre backstroke at the World Aquatics Championship in Budapest.

Record time of 58.10 seconds, trimmed .02 seconds off the mark set by Gemma Spofforth of Great Britain at the World Championships In Rome in 2009.

 

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Kylie Masse won bronze in the 100m backstroke at Rio 2016, setting a national record in the process. She also swam the leadoff backstroke leg for the 4x100m medley relay that set a national record in finishing fifth. Masse represented Canada at the World University Games in 2015 where she won gold in the 100m backstroke. Competing regularly for the University of Toronto, she was named the Varsity Blues’ female rookie of the year in 2014-15. While competing at the OUA Championships in February 2016, Masse broke the short course 50m backstroke Canadian national record with a time of 26.84. In the same month, she also broke the long course 50m backstroke Canadian national record at the CIS Championships, clocking in at 27.84. Masse was named both OUA and CIS female swimmer of the year in 2016. This adds to her 2015 recognition of female swimmer and rookie of the year by the OUA. Her previous multi-sport experience includes a trip to the Canada Games in 2013.