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Kylie Masse Wins Silver At Commonwealth Games

Monday August 1st, 2022, 8:58am

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Courtesy Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol

Kylie Masse won a silver medal in the 100-m backstroke at the Commonwealth Games.

The women’s 4×200-m freestyle relay added a second silver medal for Canada. After three days, the halfway point of the Games for the swimmers, Canada has three gold, two silver and three bronze in the pool.

In Sunday’s final, Kaylee McKeown of Australia was the winner in a Games record 58.60, followed by Masse. The race was a rematch of the Olympic final in Tokyo, where the Australian also edged Masse.

‘’Every time I race Kaylee, I know it’s going to be tough,’’ said Masse, the defending champion from 2018 and two-time world champion. ‘’We really push each other, and I put out everything I had tonight.’’

The 26-year-old said she doesn’t focus on her track record of consistency.

‘’It’s not something I think about,’’ she said. ‘’But I’m super proud to have been consistently on the podium. I feel like I still have a lot to learn and a lot to improve on.

‘’I’m really inspired to keep going.’’

Masse has won a medal at every major event (Olympics, world championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan Pacific Championships, Universiade) she has competed in since 2015, a total of 11 medals in 11 100-m backstroke races.

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