Kylie Masse’s 58.42 & Then 58.21: 1st Canadian WR So Close After 50 Years – WTBest

Kylie Masse, who claimed silver in the 100m backstroke at a home world s/c titles last year after Olympic bronze in Rio - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Kylie Masse moved the 2017 100m backstroke pace on to a blistering 58.42 in heats on the first morning of Canadian Championships in Victoria. The world record stands at 58.12. The last Canadian to hold that mark was Elaine Tanner in 1967, 50 years to the day this summer during world titles in Budapest In the final, Masse clocked 58.21 – a world textile best … but for the shiny suit…

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