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Canada’s Kylie Masse beats rivals for gold in backstroke thriller

Canada’s Kylie Masse gained gold in the ladies’s 100-metre backstroke Friday on the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo.

Masse, the reigning global champion in the development and the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, out-touched former global champ Emily Seebohm of Australia and world-record holder Kathleen Baker of the United States in an exhilarating ultimate. Masse’s time of 58.61 seconds put her simply zero.11 of a 2d forward of Seebohm and zero.22 forward of Baker, who was once the silver medallist at the newest Olympics and global championships.

Masse, from LaSalle, Ont., had damaged the meet list previous with a 58.29 in the initial spherical.

From the small the city of LaSalle, Ont., all of the approach to the Olympic podium, Kylie Masse by no means concept this a lot luck was once imaginable so quickly. 2:38

The Pan Pacific Championships are going down two years out from the Tokyo Olympics. The meet options global swimming powers Australia and the United States and likewise comprises different non-European international locations similar to Canada, Japan, China and several other others.

CBCSports.ca’s live streaming coverage continues Saturday at five:10 a.m. ET and runs in the course of the finish of the meet on Sunday.​

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