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Sports Canada's Kylie Masse beats rivals for gold in backstroke thriller

17:38  10 august  2018
17:38  10 august  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Christy Turlington in a swimming pool: Canada's Kylie Masse, centre, celebrates her victory in the women's 100m backstroke at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo.© Koji Sasahara/Associated Press Canada's Kylie Masse, centre, celebrates her victory in the women's 100m backstroke at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo.

Canada's Kylie Masse won gold in the women's 100-metre backstroke Friday at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo.

Masse, the reigning world champion in the event and the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, out-touched former world champ Emily Seebohm of Australia and world-record holder Kathleen Baker of the United States in an exciting final. Masse's time of 58.61 seconds put her just 0.11 of a second ahead of Seebohm and 0.22 ahead of Baker, who was the silver medallist at the most recent Olympics and world championships.

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Masse, from LaSalle, Ont., had broken the meet record earlier with a 58.29 in the preliminary round.

The Pan Pacific Championships are happening two years out from the Tokyo Olympics. The meet features world swimming powers Australia and the United States and also includes other non-European countries such as Canada, Japan, China and several others.

CBCSports.ca's live streaming coverage continues Saturday at 5:10 a.m. ET and runs through the end of the meet on Sunday.​

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