Women’s Swimming News

Kylie Masse has won her second medal of Tokyo 2020, taking silver in the women’s 200m backstroke.

Swimming in lane 6, Masse was first to the turn at 50m. She maintained that position through the midway mark, using her natural speed to her advantage. As they got to the turn again at 150m, Masse was still leading but Australian Kaylee McKeown, who had won gold in the 100m backstroke in Tokyo, was catching up and soon passed Masse. She out-touched Masse at the wall by 0.74 of a second as the Canadian came in for the silver in 2:05.42, taking about half a second off her own national record.

This silver follows the one she won earlier in the week during the 100m backstroke, the event in which she also won a bronze medal at Rio 2016. 

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