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

Happy times... Kylie Masse, centre, celebrates at Canadian trials with Dominique Bouchard, right, and Hilary Caldwell after clocking the world textile best over 100m backstroke - 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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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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