July 25, 2017 / 4:41 PM / a month ago

Canada's Masse breaks 100 metres backstroke world record

Swimming – 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships – Women's 100m Backstroke Final – Budapest, Hungary – July 25, 2017 – Kylie Jacqueline Masse of Canada competes.Laszlo Balogh

BUDAPEST, (Reuters) - Canada's Kylie Masse set a world record for the women’s 100 metres backstroke at the world championships on Tuesday.

Masse’s time of 58.10 seconds broke the previous mark of 58.12 seconds set by Britain's Gemma Spofforth at the 2009 world championships.

Reporting by Rod Gilmour, editing by Ed Osmond

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