Kylie Masse dives into the water for the women's 200m backstroke final at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary on July 29, 2017 (Photo courtesy of Ian MacNicol/Swimming Canada)

Kylie Masse Breaks Record At Commonwealth Games

LaSalle’s Kylie Masse can add Commonwealth Games champion to her impressive list of achievements.

She bettered the games record for a third time in two days, winning the women’s 100m backstroke with a time of 58.63 seconds. She just edged out Emily Seebohm of Australia. Fellow Canadian Taylor Ruck finished with a time of 58.97 seconds.

“I’m always stronger on the last length,” said Masse after the race. “I didn’t panic. I didn’t know where Emily was in the race. She usually goes out quite fast, so I was expecting we’d be close at the end.

“When I saw my name at the top of the board, it was a feeling of relief and happiness,” she continued.

The win topped off a five-medal day for Canadian swimmers in Gold Coast, Australia.