Women’s Swimming News

In her first Olympic appearance at Rio 2016Kylie Masse was the hunter and came away with a bronze medal in the 100m backstroke.

Four years later, she’s preparing to head to Tokyo 2020 as the hunted, having won back-to-back world titles in her specialty event in 2017 and 2019. And, oh yeah, she was also the world record holder for a year.

Of course, like all Team Canada athletes, Masse’s summer did not play out as she had meticulously planned.

“We really have the years scheduled out in quads and we know ahead of time which meets we’re going to, when we’re going on training camps and all that sort of stuff. And all of that is up in the air right now, so it’s definitely strange,” Masse recently told Olympic.ca of the impact COVID-19 continues to have on her Olympic preparations, with the Games now postponed to 2021.

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