Maple Maul For Real: Masse Gold In 2:05.9GR, Ruck Silver On The Wing, Seebohm Bronze

Kylie Masse - courtesy of Swimming Canada

The prospect of a Maple Maul was real, as was the threat on the wing. And it all came good for Canada: the first winner from her nation since 1978, Kylie Masse took gold in a Games record of 2:05.98 for the double after her 100m win; Taylor Ruck was home in 2:06.42 from lane 1, the outside smoker delivering the first Canada 1-2 in the event ever and her sixth medal of the week; Australia’s World champion Emily Seebohm taking bronze in 2:06.82.

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The prospect of a Maple Maul was real, as was the threat on the wing. And it all came good for Canada: the first winner from her nation since 1978, Kylie Masse took gold in a Games record of 2:05.98 for the double after her 100m win; Taylor Ruck was home in 2:06.42 from lane 1, the outside smoker delivering the first Canada 1-2 in the event ever and her sixth medal of the week; Australia’s World champion Emily Seebohm taking bronze in 2:06.82.

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