Swimmer Kylie Masse wins Canada's 4th medal in Rio

Monday - 08/08/2016 22:30
Ontario native continues surprising success in the pool

By Nick Murray, CBC Sports

Canadian Kylie Masse has won Canada's fourth medal — and third women's swimming medal — of the Rio Olympics, winning bronze in the women's 100-metre backstroke Monday.

 

 

Masse, who two years ago was ranked 200th in the world, tied with China's Fu Yuanhui, finishing in 58.76 seconds. Both missed out on a silver medal by one-hundredth of a second.

"Honestly, I think just after the relay and then Penny [Oleksiak] yesterday, it inspires our whole team," Masse, who also set a Canadian record, told CBC's David Amber.

"We kind of get energy from each other, so it's super exciting."

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary won her second gold medal of the Rio Games, finishing in 58.45.

American Kathleen Baker won silver in 58.75.

Before Masse, Canadian Mark Tewksbury was the last Canadian to win a 100m backstroke medal, winning gold at Barcelona in 1992.

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