Kylie Masse: 58.21 100 Back A World Textile Best & A Promise 50 Years In The Making

Kylie Masse, centre, celebrates with Dominique Bouchard, right, and Hilary Caldwell, after the 100m back final in Victoria - photo by Scott Grant, courtesy of Swimming Canada

So close and yet so far: Kylie Masse delivered on the promise of a 58.42 in heats of the 100m backstroke on the first day of Canadian Championships and world-title trials in Victoria with a 58.21 world textile best for the crown. The world record survived: there was simply no getting past the 58.12 clocked by Gemma Spofforth on day of poly and passion in Rome back in 2009

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