Kylie Masse wins 100m backstroke world gold in record time

Jul 26, 2017 13:00 IST

Kylie Masse wins gold in 100m backstroke=Canada’s Kylie Masse on 25 July 2017 won the women's 100m backstroke gold by creating a new world-record time at the world aquatics championships in Budapest, Hungary.

The 21-year-old, Masse, clocked 58.10 seconds breaking Gemma Spofforth’s previous mark of 58.12 seconds from 2009 world championships in Rome, in the era of the now-banned neoprene suits.

With this title Masse, who won a bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics, also became Canada’s first ever woman world champion swimmer.

She followed her bronze in Rio with silver medals in the 100 backstroke and the 4x100 relay at the 2016 short-course world championships in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Kathleen Baker of the United States took silver, at 0.48 seconds back, while Emily Seebohm of Australia brushed off a cold to claim bronze, 0.49 seconds behind.

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