The Town of LaSalle put aside Friday night time to rejoice international report holder Kylie Masse.
The Olympic medal-profitable swimmer met with fanatics on the LaSalle outside pool following a parade alongside Front Road that began at four p.m.
“It’s incredible, honestly, to be here with all these kids,” stated Masse as she signed autographs for a protracted line of fanatics. “That’s something I really treasured as a young athlete growing up, is looking up to older Olympians, so I want to be that person.”
The unfastened match featured a fish fry and actions for children and ran till 7 p.m.
Masse just lately changed into the primary-ever feminine Canadian swimmer to win an international identify when she took house the gold on the girls’s 100-metre backstroke on the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, breaking the arena-report together with her time of 58.10 seconds.
The LaSalle swimming sensation additionally received a bronze medal within the 4×100-metre medley and within the 100-metre backstroke on the Rio Olympics ultimate August.
With her medals on show and the entire the town celebrating her accomplishments, Masse stated the day is one thing she’ll have in mind for a very long time.
“It’s super humbling,” she added. “I’m so happy and proud to be Canadian and from LaSalle.”