Canadians Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck are off to women's 200-metre backstroke final at the Tokyo Olympics.
Masse, from LaSalle, Ont., finished fourth and Ruck, of Kelowna, B.C., came in sixth during Friday's semifinals. The top eight overall from the two semis advanced to Saturday's final.
Ruck hit the pool first and posted a time of 2:08.73 while Masse, who won the bronze medal in the 200-metre backstroke at the 2019 worlds, led the way in the second semi with a time of 2:07:82.
Australia's Emily Seebohm posted the fastest time of 2:07.09 followed by Americans Phoebe Bacon (2:07.10) and Rhyan Elizabeth White (2:07.28).
The 25-year-old Masse earned the silver medal in the women's 100-metre backstroke Monday.