Canadian swimmer Kylie Masse takes gold at World Championships

Kylie Masse of Canada competes during her women's 100m backstroke heat at the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, June 19, 2022. (Petr David Josek/AP Photo)

Canadian swimmer Canadian swimmer Kylie Masse has won the gold medal in the women's 50-metre backstroke at the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championship.

Masse, from LaSalle, Ont., finished in 27.31 seconds, edging Katharine Berkoff of the United States (27.39).

It’s the seventh career individual medal at the long-course world championships for Masse, the most for any Canadian.

Masse's win on Wednesday was her second at the meet in Budapest, Hungary. She won silver in the 100-metre backstroke earlier.

It was the second gold of the day for Canada. About 30 minutes earlier, Summer McIntosh won gold in the 200-metre women's butterfly.

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